New London police investigate robbery of elderly man

New London – City police are investigating the robbery of an elderly resident Monday evening.

The victim called police at 6:13 p.m. from a residence on Elm Street and reported that a man knocked on his door and offered to shovel his driveway for a price.

When the victim refused, police said the man then asked him for a glass of water. He gave the man water and when the man was finished drinking, police said he knocked the victim to the floor and stole the victim's wallet.

New London officers, assisted by the department’s K-9 team, followed the suspect’s tracks and found the wallet in a backyard several homes away. The suspect was not found.

The suspect is a black male, 35 to 40 years old, with a medium to muscular build wearing a heavy brown coat and knit hat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact New London Police Department at (860) 447-5269.

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