Milford Bank robbed by man who said he had a bomb

Police released this image of the man alleged to have robbed Milford Bank in Devon this morning.

Police released this image of the man alleged to have robbed Milford Bank in Devon this morning.

The Milford Bank in Devon was robbed Tuesday morning by a man who said he had a bomb in a paper bag.

Police said they got notice of the robbery at 8:35 a.m. The bank is located at 205 Bridgeport Avenue.

A man entered the bank, walked up to a teller and placed a paper bag on the counter indicating it was a bomb. The man handed the teller a note and the teller complied with the demands, handing over money to the man. No one was injured.

The robber is described as a white man wearing an AT&T hard hat, safety glasses, work gloves, a red flannel shirt jacket and dark pants; he is approximately six feet tall, with a medium build. The man fled the bank toward Lenox Avenue, where his vehicle may have been parked.

Upon leaving the bank, the man left the bag that he indicated was a bomb at the teller station. The bank and the surrounding area were evacuated as a precaution and traffic was diverted away from the scene. The Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad was called for assistance to render the scene safe.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. the Bomb Squad determined that there were no explosives in the package and investigators were allowed to enter the bank to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeff Cortes at 203-877-1465.

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