Arrest made in attack on 15-year-old

Hamden police bookign photo of Jaywon Lacy.

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)- Police have arrested a Hamden man they believe is responsible for attacking a 15-year-old hamden resident as he got off the school bus.

In May  Hamden Police investigated an aggravated street robbery that occurred in the area of Burke Street and George Street.

The investigation revealed that a 15 year-old Hamden resident exited a school bus and was subsequently followed by several individuals. The group, which was comprised of at least 4 teens, then attacked the 15 year-old, repeatedly punching and kicking him, until he fell to the ground. The attackers stole the victim’s book bag and removed the sneakers he was wearing.

The 15 year-old sustained injuries to his arms, hands and stomach area. According to the victim, the beating “seemed like forever.”

That after an extensive investigation, Officer Scott Jason submitted an arrest warrant application to the court for Jaywon Lacy. The warrant was approved by the court.

On June 26th during the late afternoon hours, Officer Bryan Kelly observed Lacy riding a bicycle on Dixwell Avenue. He was immediately taken into custody.

Hamden Police arrested Jaywon Lacy, 18, of 953 Dixwell Avenue, Apartment 21, in Hamden. He was charged with Robbery in the 2nd Degree, Assault in the 2nd Degree, Larceny in the 6th Degree and Conspiracy. Lacy is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on July 10th.

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