A man wrote a note on paper he got from a West Haven Walgreens clerk and scrawled a message on it stating that he was armed and that he planned on rob the store late Monday night.
Police received a 911 call from the store and arrested Jeffrey Silano, 29, outside the 394 Campbell Avenue Walgreens, police said.
Wearing a white cloth around his head and black glasses, Silano had entered the Walgreens at 11:30 p.m. on Monday and walked to the pharmacy counter at the back of the store, police said. He asked the clerk for a piece of paper wrote a note on it demanding "numerous prescription drugs" and stating that he had a gun, according to police. After handing the note to the clerk, "he indicated that the gun was in a towel on his waistband," police said.
The clerk stalled by telling him that he needed to get keys and to talk to his manager. Silano ran from the store upon hearing that without stealing anything, police said. Officers surrounded the store soon after a 911 call from an employee and quickly took Silano into custody.
Police charged Silano with attempt to commit first-degree robbery and breach of peace.