Off-duty officers catch bank robber red-handed

Two off-duty police officers, with the help of an alert bank customer, apprehended a bank robber Monday before he could make off with cash from the bank.
According to police, on March 7, at approximately noon, two Milford police officers working a private duty construction road job were notified by an eyewitness that the bank they were working near, Milford Bank at 205 Bridgeport Avenue, was being robbed.

Using the witness description, the officers tactically approached the bank and apprehended Stephen Brill, 53, of 161 Maplewood Avenue, Milford, as he exited the bank.

Police said that Brill had approached a teller, stated he had a gun and wanted money. A bank customer overheard Brill make the statement and went outside to alert the officers, police said. Brill was holding the money in his hand when he exited the bank and was taken into custody without further incident.

Brill never displayed a weapon, and was later found to not have any weapon in his possession, a police report indicates.

Brill is charged with larceny 1st and was held on $100,000 bond.

A Florida resident, Brill has recently been staying in Milford.