Police investigating road side robbery


NAUGATUCK — A 14-year-old teenager reported to police that he was robbed while walking on Rubber Avenue Monday night.

According to a press release issued by the Naugatuck Police Department, police responded to the area of Port Café on Rubber Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. Monday for a robbery report. The victim told police that he was walking down the street when a four-door black colored car stopped near him. According to police, the victim reported a Hispanic man approached him and showed a handgun in his beltline.

The suspect, who was driving the car at the time, demanded money from the victim, police said. The suspect took an unspecified amount of cash from the victim and fled the scene, police said. The victim wasn’t injured, police said, and the suspect never took the gun out of his pants.

The suspect was described as about 30 years old and 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing a dark blue shirt and light in color jeans. Police said there were two other people in the car, and they were only described as a black male and a Hispanic male.

As of this post, the robbery remained under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Naugatuck Police Department’s detective bureau at (203) 729-7106 or the crime tips hotline at (203) 720-1010.