Hamden Police arrest suspect in October robbery

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Hamden police have arrested a19-year-old suspect in the October 9th robbery at the Krauszer’s Food Store on State Street. 

Police say they responded to a report of a “street robbery” at the store. The victim had scheduled a meeting with the suspect, who police have identified as Dandre Deshield, to sell his cell phone. 

According to police, Deshields grabbed the victim’s phone and ran, pushing a 60-year-old customer of the store into a glass window, causing injury to his elbow. 

Dandre Deshields (Hamden Police) 

The victim confronted Deshields in the parking lot, where Deshields allegedly punched the victim in the head before driving away at what police described as a “high rate of speed.”

Deshields is registered on the “Deadly Weapon Offender Registry” and was meeting with Connecticut State Police as a requirement.

On November 16 Deshields was detained while at a meeting with Connecticut State Police and was turned over to Hamden Police Department. 

Deshields has been charged with robbery as well as larceny and is detained on a $10,000 bond.

He will appear in court on November 30th. 

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