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New Britain police arrest suspect in armed robbery

NEW BRITAIN – Police a suspect who they say who pulled a gun on a woman and escaped on a bicycle.

New Britain police say they got the report of a robbery on Friday.  The female victim said she was walking in the area of 242 Main Street when a man with a handgun demanded money from her.  The victim ran to her car to escape the perpetrator and was not injured.

Information led detectives to Secundino Velazquez, 49, of  New Britain.  Velazquez was charged with Criminal attempt to Commit Robbery 1st and Criminal Attempt to Commit Larceny 2nd.  Velazquez was held on a $500,000  bond and is expected to be arraigned at GA 15 on Monday, August 12.

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