Robber allegedly fired gun inside gas station
MILFORD, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police say an armed man walked into a Milford gas station Wednesday night, demanded money then allegedly fired a gun.
Surveillance cameras captured the man entering the store at about 7 p.m.
The man reportedly fired the weapon at the men's bathroom door when the clerk refused to give him the money. The clerk, one of three employees on duty, then led the suspect into a service garage where police say the robber held the clerk and two customers at gun point.
The man then fired again, hitting a nearby oxygen tank. At one point he threatened to shoot one of the other employees if he didn't get all the money.
“There were two people in the bay with some mechanic. He had the two people stand still while he held the gun towards them. And then he told mechanic, ‘Give me all your money,’” said Karen Kaye, gas station manager.
Police say the robber was able to get away with some money.
Authorities are looking to see if it is connected to a similar incident in Medway that occurred 20 minutes prior to the robbery in Milford. A gunman held up a clerk at a Medway gas station and demanded cash. That suspect dropped his weapon during a brief altercation with a clerk. The weapon turned out to be a non-lethal air-soft pistol with the letter "K" etched into the handle. The suspect in the Medway robbery is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall.
The Milford suspect is described as 6-feet tall, and was dressed in dark clothing with a scarf wrapped around his face.