Bridgeport police increase patrols at Success Village following hammer attack

The victim, who prefers to remain anonymous over safety concerns, tells News 12 the incident happened Thursday night when he was unloading groceries from his car.

News 12 Staff

Jan 8, 2023, 5:41 PM

Updated 533 days ago

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Bridgeport police announced Sunday they will double the number of patrols at Success Village after a resident was attacked with a hammer earlier this week.
The victim, who prefers to remain anonymous over safety concerns, told News 12 Connecticut the incident happened Thursday night when he was unloading groceries from his car. After leaning down to retrieve an orange he had dropped, a man wearing a ski mask and dark colored jacket struck him in the head with a hammer at least five times, knocking him to the ground.
Along with needing 30 stitches in his head, the victim has two black eyes and a broken nose. He was hospitalized and is now recuperating at home.
Officer Anthony Gianpoalo, who has been patrolling the area, said he and many others were horrified to hear about the crime.
“We're doing double checks frequently. Hourly, half hourly,” he said.
Bridgeport City Council Member Maria Pereira said she is grateful police have stepped up patrols in her district following the attack.
"This is a man just coming home from work, a hard day's work, stopped at the grocery store just coming home, to the home he's lived in 20 years, and this is what happens," she said. "We have a responsibility to help our police department do its job because if it's this gentleman today, it could be you or your family member tomorrow."


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