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Money, prescription drugs stolen from 63-year-old man

November 27, 2018

NEW HAVEN — Police are seeking those who stole money and perscription drugs from a legally blind city man.

At 3:34 Monday, police said, officers were dispatched to a bodega on the 200 block of Grand Avenue after a robbery was reported. The officers talked with the victim, a 63-year-old New Haven man who told them he is legally blind.

Police said the man told them he’d been approached by two Hispanic men. The victim reportedly said both men punched him in the face, reached into his pocket and stole his $45 dollars and prescription Oxycodone. The suspects allegedly bloodied the victim’s mouth and broke his dentures, police said before fleeing toward Ferry Street. The best description the victim could provide is that the robbers were in their twenties and wore all black.

Police said the shop owner saw nothing of the reported robbery and allowed police to review the surveillance recordings. The recording from the outdoor camera wasn’t readily available.

The same victim had reported the theft of his Oxycodone from his residence just five days earlier. Detectives are looking into it.

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