New Britain police arrest attempted robbery suspect

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH)–New Britain police have arrested a New Britain man who allegedly attempted to rob a woman on Friday.

The woman told police she was walking on Main Street at around 1:05 p.m. when Secundino Velazquez, 49, came up to her with a handgun and demanded money from her. She then ran to her car to escape. No one was injured.

Police made the arrest Saturday evening and charged Velazquez with Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery and Criminal Attempt to Commit Larceny.

Velazquez was held on a $500,000 bond and expected to be arraigned on Monday.

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