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'Guardian Angels' look over New Haven neighborhood Tuesday night

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Wooster Square in New Haven (WFSB) Wooster Square in New Haven (WFSB)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A group of internationally known public safety advocates prepared to walk the streets of New Haven Tuesday night after three women were recently attacked in Wooster Square.

The area is one of the prettiest spots in New Haven, and the neighborhood watch group called the Guardian Angels said the public needs to help make sure any kind of attacks never happen again.

“There's a lot of young couples, professionals, men and women and I think they deserve to feel safe in their own community,” said Shara Clark, of New Haven.

Guardian Angels has warned the neighborhood about the recent attacks that have happened in the last 30 days.

On Tuesday night, members of the group will patrol the square starting at 7:30 p.m.

“I know that they do a lot of work trying to get people involved in what they're doing and I think that's great,” Clark said about the New York City based safety advocates group Guardian Angels. “I'd say thank you, I've heard of them before and know they do a lot of good work.”

Wooster Square Watch said robbery appears to have been the motive in all three attacks, and two of the victims were seriously injured.

All three attacks happened after 10 p.m. and the group said people shouldn’t walk alone after the sun goes down.

The New York City-based group has patrolled New Haven since the 1980s and even opened a chapter in the city in 2007.

"I can just imagine what these women are going through right now," said Chapter Leader Rocky Pratt.

He said his volunteer group has two main goals: to provide a physical deterrent to crime, and to educate the public.

"Put the cell phones away. Take the ear buds out, look like your going somewhere with purpose," Pratt said. "Those will be the things that will deter a criminal looking for an easy target."

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