Bicyclists Terrorize Pedestrians

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Groups of youths riding bicycles have been attacking and robbing pedestrians in New Haven and police are vowing to stop them.

Police tell the New Haven Register  the bike packs have been roaming the Fair Haven neighborhood, often targeting the large population of undocumented workers that live in the area.

They say the gangs will roll up to a victim, beat them up and rob them, before riding away.

Police Sgt. Tony Zona says officers a saturating the area with patrols. He says they plan to take pictures and videos of any bicycle packs, and will seize bikes when they can.

Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins says his officers also have seen a problem downtown. He says they have stopped four or five packs and seized several pellet guns.

Information from: New Haven Register,

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

The Latest UConn News
CT Business Spotlight

Listen Live