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Man, Woman Arrested in Connection to Armed Robbery at Milford Motel

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    Milford Police have arrested two people in connection to an armed robbery at a motel earlier this week.

    Officers were called to a complaint of an armed robbery at the Mayflower Motel on Woodmont Road around 9:45 p.m. on Monday where the clerk was reportedly hit in the face with a gun.

    Investigators said they learned that a man, later identified as 51-year-old Elben Quinones, of Bridgeport, baited the victim out from the back office by claiming the microwave in the lobby was broken.

    When the victim responded, Quinones grabbed the victim by the neck and pointed a gun in the victim's face, police said.

    The victim fought back and was hit in the face by the handgun causing he or she to be thrown across the room and lose consciousness, officers added.

    Quinones then took the cash register and other items from the office and fled across the street to a vehicle that was waiting for him and was being driven by another person, according to authorities.

    Investigators were able to get information about the suspect vehicle and arrest warrants were issued for Quinones and 34-year-old Melanie Lugo, of Bridgeport, police said. Both Quinones and Lugo were found at a motel in Bridgeport on Tuesday and were taken into custody.

    Quinones claimed to only have a BB gun inside of the motel room, but according to officers, it was not found during a search of the room.

    The victim was evaluated at a local hospital and has non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

    Quinones and Lugo are facing charges including assault on an elderly person, robbery, larceny as well as conspiracy to commit assault on an elderly person, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit larceny, according to police.

    Quinones was held on a $500,000 bond and Lugo was held on a $250,000 bond. Both are set ot appear in Milford court on Wednesday.

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