Hamden police searching for convenience store thief

Hamden police are searching for this man who they say robbed the Henny Penny on Dixwell Avenue Monday afternoon. (Photo provided by Hamden police)

Hamden, Conn. (WTNH) — Hamden police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man that robbed the Henny Penny on Dixwell Avenue Monday afternoon.

Officers say a man entered the store in the late afternoon to purchase cigarettes. At first, the suspect tried to pay for the cigarettes with a credit card. When the card was declined, the suspect then grabbed several cartons of cigarettes and fled from the store.

A police canine was brought to the scene to track the scent, but the dog lost the scent in the area of Washington Avenue.

Officers describe the suspect as a white male, standing 6-feet tall. He has blonde hair, which had gel in it at the time of the robbery. He was wearing dark-colored pants and white sneakers. If you have any information that can help police identify their suspect you’re asked to call Hamden police at 203-230-4040.

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