NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven police have arrested two suspects in connection with an armed robbery of a pizza delivery man that led to a police chase through several shoreline towns.
Police say the victim, 36-year-old Abdelmohssen Eldeftar, of New Haven, told officers that while he was making a delivery for Alpha Delta Pizza to a home on Foote Street, he realized he was being set up to be robbed. As he attempted to get back in his 2006 black Nissan Maxima, a man ran at him and pulled a pistol. The suspect then knocked the bag of food from his hand and ordered him across the street where his female accomplice waited. The suspects then demanded the deliveryman’s cash which turned out to be $200.
Eldeftar then told police he saw the armed woman get behind his Nissan and pick up the man before the two took off in his car. Eldeftar was not injured in the robbery.
Police got the call about that at robbery around 1:13 a.m. but it was around 3 a.m. when they spotted that car at the Getty station on Kimberly Avenue.
The suspect vehicle took off and drove through parts of New Haven before getting onto the highway. State Police Troopers assisted New Haven police in the pursuit during the short period that the vehicle was traveling on I-95.
Shortly after the vehicle got off of the highway in the Milford / Orange area, but police located the vehicle when it doubled back and ended up in the area of First Avenue in West Haven. That’s where police found the car parked with the pizza and the victim’s wallet still inside.
Police were able to arrest the female suspect around 4 a.m. She was identified as 37-year-old Sonya B. Bracy, of New Haven and had the keys to the Nissan in her purse.
The male suspect took off running on foot and was later taken into custody in a backyard off of Coleman Street in West Haven around 4:30 a.m. He was identified as 26-year-old Amar Ju Walton, of West Haven.
Walton was charged with Robbery, Larceny, Conspiracy to commit Larceny, Conspiracy to commit Robbery, and Interfering with police. Bracy was charged with Larceny, Conspiracy to commit Larceny in the second degree, and Conspiracy to commit Robbery.
The incident remains under investigation.