91-year-old man robbed of wallet in North Haven

Jose Vazquez. (North Haven police photo)

A man was arrested for robbing a 91-year-old man of his wallet at a condominium complex in North Haven.

Police said 21-year-old Jose Vazquez of New Haven pushed the man and removed his wallet from his pants pocket.

The crime happened around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Eaton Place Condominiums on Quinnipiac Avenue, according to police.

They said Vazquez approached the victim and engaged him in conversation.

When the victim tried to walk away, Vazquez pushed him and took the wallet.

He fled on foot before police arrived.

A short time later, police said they arrested him.

Vazquez was charged with robbery and larceny. He was held on a $10,000 bond and arraigned in Meriden Superior Court Thursday.

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