NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — While New Haven Police search for the suspects who have been viciously attacking women in the popular Wooster Square neighborhood, the local community service group called ‘Guardian Angels’ are taking things into their own hands.
Tuesday night was one of three nights that they’ll be patrolling the area, making sure people aren’t making themselves targets. News 8 joined them for the walk where they found a few too many people walking alone with their heads buried in their phones. We caught up with a Yale student who they called a “prime target.” He was doing all of the above and also had his earbuds in.
The Guardian Angels did compliment one of the women we found walking, Carmen Lund. She says even if she’s scared, she still makes eye contact with everyone.
“Always whenever I see anybody I look them in the eye and say, “Hi. How are you,” because I always think they’re gonna hit me with a baseball bat and they’re like, “Oh, ma’am. God Bless you,” said Lund.
Guardian Angel Rocky Pratt explained to the woman and men we spoke with just how important the buddy system is at all hours of the day.
The Guardian Angels say Wooster Square is not an area that they typically patrol, but because there were three women mugged, they will spend three nights this week in that neighborhood.
Police still have not made any arrests in those muggings.