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Robbery Investigation Uncovers Juvenile Zip Gun Maker

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Seized zip gun (Courtesy New Haven Police)

Seized zip gun (Courtesy New Haven Police)

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Police in New Haven have three juveniles under arrest for a pair of robberies in the city’s east rock section.  In addition, they say one of the suspect was in possesion of a homemade zip gun.

The first robbery took place in East Rock Park, the second at State and Humphry Streets.

Detectives secured a warrant for the third suspect, said to be the brains behind the crudely made weapon.  During the investingation, an assembled gun and apartially assembled firearm were confiscated.  The juvenile said he’d manufactured and sold as many as a dozen zip guns.

Police say the weaons could be deadly and ask anyone if they know of such a weapon or are in possession of one to call the New Haven Police Detective Bureau.

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