Police: Bank robber claimed he had bomb at Milford Bank

Police say a man claimed he had a bomb to rob Milford Bank on Bridgeport Avenue today. The suspect was last seen heading toward Lenox

Police say a man claimed he had a bomb to rob Milford Bank on Bridgeport Avenue today.

Police say a man claimed he had a bomb to rob Milford Bank on Bridgeport Avenue today. (1/14/14)

MILFORD - Police say a man claimed he had a bomb to rob Milford Bank on Bridgeport Avenue today.

Police say the suspect entered the bank at around 8:30 a.m. and placed a paper bag on the counter, indicating to the bank teller that a bomb was inside. According to police, the man then gave the teller a note and she handed him money before he took off.

The area was evacuated and the Connecticut State Bomb Squad was called to the scene. The bomb squad deployed a robot into the bank where they were able to physically rip the bag open. Officials say nothing inside the bag was explosive and the area was deemed clear more than two hours later.

Police describe the suspect as a white man who stands 6 feet tall. During the robbery, he was wearing an AT&T hard hat, safety glasses, work gloves and a red flannel shirt. He was last seen heading toward Lenox Avenue.

For more footage from the scene of the bank robbery in Milford, click the video to the left or watch 12 Extra on Channel 612.
 

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The suspect is described as a white male wearing an AT&T hard hat, safety glasses, work gloves, a red flannel shirt jacket and dark pants. He is approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. The male fled the bank towards Lenox Avenue, where a vehicle may have been parked.
 

Detective Jeff Cortes : 203-877-1465 VIDEO: Milford bank robberyVIDEO: Milford bank robbery

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