8/15/2017 - Attempted Robbery Arrest - Wilson, Derrick (DOB 1/15/99)

August 15, 2017

On 8/15/17 at approx 8:28 AM Officers were dispatched to Linden Park on a report of an attempted robbery in which the suspect displayed a handgun.

Officers spoke with the victim who is a 74 year old retired police officer who advised that he was walking on the sidewalk near the tennis courts in Linden Park at about 8:15 AM, when a male walked up behind him, and grabbed him by the shoulder, turning him around. The victim advised that the suspect told him "Gimme your money" and pointed a silver handgun at him. The victim advised that he immediately recognized that the handgun was not real and was possibly a toy. The victim advised that he told the offender he did not have any money on him and attempted to knock the gun out of his hand with an umbrella he was walking with. The victim advised that he was unable to knock the gun from the suspects hand and that the suspect immediately fled.

Then victim provided a detailed description of the suspect and units searched the area. At about 11:00 PM NPD was alerted of a suspicious male on North Main Street who matched the description of the suspect. Officers located the subject and recovered the facsimile weapon from the suspect’s person. The suspect was questioned and confessed to attempting to rob the victim earlier in Linden Park.

The suspect was arrested and identified as 18 year old Derrick Wilson (DOB 1/15/1999) of 46 Bridge Street, Apt F3, Naugatuck. Wilson is being held on bond and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court at 9:30 AM on the following charges:
• Attempted Robbery in the First degree
• Possession of a Facsimile Handgun
• Breach of Peace

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