Looks like knife bandit strikes again

The Milford Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred Friday, Oct. 19, just before 9 p.m. at Subway in the Adams plaza.

Police spokesman Jeff Nielsen said the incident, which involved a knife-wielding thief, appeared “very similar” to several other recent robberies in the area.

Police said that on Friday, a man entered the Subway store located at 1367 New Haven Avenue, displayed a knife and demanded money from the clerk. The man left the business with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white man, 5’10 – 6’ tall, large build wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a flannel shirt.

A similar robbery occurred at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 when police say a man entered the Quick Food Mart located at 305 New Haven Avenue, displayed a knife and demanded money from the clerk.

The man fled the business with an undisclosed amount of money.

A knife-wielding bandit robbed the Milford Wine & Spirits shop at 149 Welches Point Road on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 2:20 p.m. Police said at the time they believed the man, dressed in a white hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, was the same man responsible for two earlier robberies.

Those two earlier robberies occurred at the Dunkin Donuts at 1353 New Haven Avenue on Sept. 28 and the other at the Shell Gas Station on 524 New Haven Avenue on Oct. 6. Both occurred after 10 p.m.

Heidi Staniszewski, owner of Milford Wine & Spirits, said her sister had been working at the time of the incident in her shop. “We are all very shaken up and concerned that this person is caught,” Staniszewski said.

Police spokesman, Jeffrey Nielsen said that witnesses to two of the robberies observed the man leaving the area in a dark older model four-door vehicle. Witnesses believe there may have been a handicap placard displayed in the front window, said Nielsen.

No injuries have been reported during any of the robberies, but police and business owners remain concerned.

Police are encouraging citizens to report any unusual activities they may observe at businesses to their local police department. Police are actively investigating all the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dennis Broderick at 203-783-4753, email dbroderick@ci.milford.ct.us or visit milford.ct.us and click on “Crime Tips.”

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