Man broke into gas station, filled trash can with cigarettes

Milford police are looking for a man they say broke through the front door of the Mobil Gas Station at 300 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford on Sunday when the station was closed, went inside and filled a garbage can with cigarettes and money.
The crime took place at about 2:20 a.m., according to Milford police, who said they responded to a burglary alarm at the local gas station.
“Officers arrived and found the front door glass had been ripped off and was lying on the ground outside the building,” police said. “Video surveillance footage showed the suspect quickly ran into the store carrying a large plastic garbage can and loaded it with cigarettes from behind the counter. The suspect also took money from the cash register before he ran out.”
The suspect is believed to have left the scene in a dark colored vehicle, possibly a station wagon, which was waiting for the suspect on the adjacent street.
The suspect is a man wearing a black jacket with the hood over his head, a ski mask, gloves, gray pants and black and white sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. J. Cortes at 203-783-4761 or The case number is 0436-19.