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Extra police patrols added in New Haven

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Police in New Haven are keeping an extra eye on one elm city neighborhood.

Two new officers were assigned to a foot patrol in the Wooster Square area around 4 p.m. on Thursday. The move comes after two women were attacked in separate incidents last month while walking at night.

Eyewitness News was told the officers will walk the beat four days a week.

Those in the neighborhood told Eyewitness News they're happy to see the increased police presence.

"You shouldn't have to be afraid to walk at night,” Amanda Maluk, of New Haven, said. “But year, I usually don't do that too often."

"I do walk a lot at night now that it’s getting dark earlier,” Amanda Loreth, of New Haven, said. “Walking the dog at 8 o'clock at night, not a lot of lights when you walk the perimeter, so it will be nice, feel a little bit safer."

Following the attacks last month, the Guardian Angels patrolled the neighborhood.

Police are working to clean up the quality of life around the area and have a program to manage the city green.  

As of Thursday afternoon, no arrests have been made.

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