Milford robber still on the loose

(08/07/03) MILFORD - An armed robber is still on the loose after holding up a woman in the parking lot of a Milford strip mall on Wednesday. Such crimes have happened before at Turnpike Square, but police say there is a simple way for shoppers to lessen the chances of it happening again.

The robbery took place in the far corner of the parking lot at around noon Wednesday. A woman was sitting in her car when she was approached by a man carrying a gun. He managed to steal her purse and escape through a small alcove on the side of the lot, where police believe he had a getaway car. Police say that these small escape routes are a problem, and they caution people against parking in areas where someone could commit a crime and take off without being caught.

Milford police say over the past decade, there have been three to four serious incidents at Turnpike Square, and they are hoping to work with the mall to block the vulnerable areas, possibly with a chain link fence.

 

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