Hamden Police: New Haven man assaulted, robbed woman in Dixwell Ave. parking lot

HAMDEN – A New Haven man accosted a woman returning to her car in the parking lot of Marketplace of Hamden last month, according to police.

The incident occurred on Jan. 22 at about 6:30 p.m. in the lot of several stores, including Stop and Shop and Old Navy, police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said in a release Tuesday.

“A 68-year-old woman was approached by a subject, who was later identified as

Calvin Conley

, while she was walking to her motor vehicle,” Smith said.

Conley “pushed her to the ground and pulled her purse from her grasp,” Smith said.

The woman suffered several abrasions and injuries to her knee and wrist, Smith said. Conley stole about $400 in cash from the woman, as well as her cell phone and credit cards, police said.

After investigating, Det. William Onofrio applied for a warrant for the arrest of Conley, 56, of 70 Fairmont Ave. in New Haven. Both Hamden and New Haven police arrested Conley Tuesday at a New Haven store, Smith said. North Haven Police Officer John Battick also assisted in the investigation, Smith said.

Conley is charged with third-degree robbery, third-degree assault on an elderly victim and second-degree larceny.

He was held in lieu of $25,000 bond and is due to be arraigned on Feb. 26 in Meriden Superior Court.

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