Hamden police make arrest in pharmacy burglary

Hamden police have arrested Joseph Magoveny-Morbidelli in connection with a pharmacy robbery Tuesday morning (photo provided by Hamden police)

Hamden, Conn. (WTNH) — Hamden police have made an arrest in connection with a burglary at the Apex Pharmacy on Dixwell avenue early Tuesday morning.

Just after 2:00 a.m., officers responded to the pharmacy after receiving notification of a burglar alarm. When cops arrived on the scene, they found the front slider glass door has been shattered. Officers searched the store, but the thief had already fled the scene before they arrived.

Upon reviewing surveillance footage, police determined that the thief went directly to the drug cabinets and removed several types of narcotics, including cough syrups. The burglar also took medical supplies.

Later this morning, an officer saw a suspicious person walking on Skiff Street Extension, near the Shepard Glen School. Police determined that this person was in possession of a large quantity of pills, cough syrups, and medical supplies. Police moved in, and arrested the suspect.

Officers arrested 27-year-old Joseph Magoveny-Morbidelli of Hamden. He is facing several charges including burglary, larceny, and narcotics posession. He was held on $50,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday November 25th.

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