An AK pistol. An AR-15 assault rifle. And a “Street Sweeper” shotgun.
Those were three of the 73 guns police recovered in 2014’s first gun buyback event Saturday.
With the help of an $8,000 grant from Yale-New Haven Hospital, the city gave away $75 and $150 gift cards to people who dropped off guns Saturday at the New Haven police academy on Sherman Avenue.
Police will hold a second buyback on Saturday July 12 at Radio Amor at 261 Portsea St.
In other police news, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:
Shot In The Foot: On Sunday, the day after the gun buyback event, a man showed up at the hospital after he was shot in the foot. The 21-year-old told police he’d been shot during an attempted robbery. Police found no evidence of any such robbery.
Bank Robbery: Robbers hit the First Niagara Bank on Fountain Street in Westville Friday—the second robbery there in little over a month.
Two masked gunman entered the bank and demanded money from tellers. They made off in a white Toyota Corolla, with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Robbers hit the same bank branch on May 23. Police have no evidence that the incidents are related.