Milford PD increases patrols after 2 armed robberies
MILFORD — After two recent armed robberies in the city, police will step up patrols in the Broad Street area during business hours.
The suspect description for both armed robberies were similar — a black male, slim build, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing a hoodie. He is also described as possibly having a mustache.
“We are asking residents and merchants in this area during the evening hours to call the PD if anyone fitting this description is seen,” police said. “(Milford police) will be deploying extra patrols and bike officers as well as plain clothes patrols in this area during the business hours.”
The armed robberies happened two days apart, the first on Monday and the second on Wednesday.
Police said the first armed robbery happened around 6:40 p.m. Monday in the drive-thru of People’s United Bank at 190 Broad Street. The suspect walked up to someone at the drive-thru, pointed a gun at him and demanded he take money out of his account and give it to him.
The second robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Taste of Thai restaurant at 22 Broad Street in Armory Square. The suspect went into the eatery with a semi-automatic handgun and took money from the register.
“The male is believed to be the same suspect from the robbery in the People’s United Bank drive thru two nights earlier,” police said about the restaurant robbery suspect. “Milford Police Department is urging residents and businesses in the Broad Street area to contact police immediately if they see anyone matching this description or any suspicious activity.”
The case number for Monday’s armed robbery is 5290-18 and the case number for Wednesday’s incident is 5332-18.
Anyone with information on either is asked to contact Milford Police Detective Broderick at 203-783-4732 or email@example.com.