Milford Bank Robber Indicated He Had Bomb: Cops

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014  |  Updated 12:06 PM EDT
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Milford Bank Robber Indicated He Had Bomb: Cops

Police are investigating a bank robbery and bomb threat at Milford Bank in Milford this morning.

Police said a man wearing an AT&T hard hat and safety glasses walked up to a teller at the bank at 205 Bridgeport Avenue at 8:35 a.m., put a paper bag on the counter, indicating it contained a bomb and handed the teller a note. 

The teller complied with the demand and gave the man money, police said.

The man fled then toward Lenox Avenue in a car and left the paper bag behind, police said. 

Authorities surrounded the building, evacuated the bank as a precaution and diverted traffic from the area.

The state police bomb squad responded to the scene. Around 10:30 a.m., they determined there were no explosives in the packege and allowed investigators back into the bank.

Part of Route 1 in Milford was closed as police investigated and it has since reopened. 

Police said the man is around 6-feet tall and has a medium build. He was also wearing work gloves, a red flannel shirt, a jacket and dark pants.

Police released the following surveillance footage.

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