Suspect sought in string of Milford armed robberies

Crime

A man in a hoodie, pointing a gun at cashier at a restaurant.

“That’s incredible, that’s bizarre, anybody hurt?”

Some people hadn’t heard about the two armed robberies within two days of each other.

” I didn’t even know, and I live right down the street. And that’s frightening because it can happen anywhere”, said Suzan Falconer of Milford. 

Others knew all the details.

“A gentleman drove in, and went to take some money out of the ATM, and the next thing you know he had a gun in his face”, said Linda Margiotta. 

Two armed robberies two nights apart, have many people in town on edge. First it was the ATM at People’s United Bank just off the town green. Next, police say he pulled a gun on a cashier at the Thai restaurant a block away.

We went inside the restaurant to talk to the people about the armed robbery, the woman who was behind the counter she said she was absolutely terrified. The guy came right in with a gun right in her face. She doesn’t want to talk about it, but other people in the area also terrified over this gunman.

“He has a hoodie on, and a gun, a gun! It’s scary! This just doesn’t happen in Milford, you know. Milford is a great place”, Margiotta said. 

Police of not only stepping up patrols but blanketing the area. Officers on bikes on foot in cruisers circling the downtown area, parked in back corners. They are ready for this guy if he should strike again. Residents are thankful for the extra police power.

“Definitely ways in the back of my head, you never know when it’s going to happen, I have eaten at this restaurant before, and you have to be aware of your surroundings”, Falconer

Police say that at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to an armed robbery at the Taste of Thai at 22 Broad Street. 

A man had allegedly walked into the restaurant with a black semi-automatic handgun and took cash from the register. He then fled on foot onto Armory Square, heading towards Broad Street.

The suspect is described as a black male who is about 5’10” tall, with a thin build, possibly a mustache, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

Related: PD: Man wanted in Milford bank drive-thru armed robbery

Police believe that this is the same suspect from the robbery at the People’s United Bank drive-thru that happened two nights earlier.

Officers are urging anyone in the Broad Street area to call police if they see anyone matching the description or any suspicious activity. 

Anyone with information is also urged to contact Milford detectives at 203-783-4732. 

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