MILFORD - Police in Milford are investigating a complaint of an attempted strong arm-type robbery.

According to police, they received the complaint this morning in the parking lot of 1212 Boston Post Road. Police say a female shopper was approached by the suspect in the lot by her vehicle around 3 a.m. A witness says the man grabbed the woman?s purse and knocked her to the ground.

Another patron in the lot was able to help the victim and the purse was recovered, but the suspect fled on foot.

Anyone with information should contact the Milford Police Department at (203) 877-1465.