Stratford Robbery Suspect Arrested After Crashing Car in Milford

Stratford police said they arrested a robbery suspect after he crashed a stolen car in Milford.

Stratford police said the suspect, identified as Robert Keith Abel, 54, of Florida, robbed Webster Bank of $1,200 and tried to rob a Walgreens Pharmacy in Stratford around 1 p.m. Friday. No weapons were shown in either incident and no injuries were reported.

Police found Abel and arrested him after he crashed the car he was driving in Milford.

According to police, the car had been stolen in South Carolina. Abel was harged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree larceny, second-degree larceny and attempted robbery.

Editor's note: Police initially identified the suspect as Keith Abel, but it was determined that Keith is his middle name. The story above has been updated to reflect that.

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