Police are looking for individuals who witnessed or have pertinent information about an armed robbery that took place in the parking lot of a Target location in the area.
Officers in New Haven County were dispatched to the Ansonia Target, located at 20 West Main St, at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
The victims, said police, were meeting with the armed suspect to complete what they thought was an online transaction.
The unknown robber reportedly displayed a handgun and robbed the victims before fleeing the scene as a passenger in a light-colored sedan with tinted windows.
Police said that the suspect is a light-skinned black male who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a blue PPE mask at the time of the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the robbery or who has information pertaining to the crime is asked to contact police at 203-735-1885 or online.
The Ansonia Police department has a designated meet-up spot for online transaction at their facility on 2 Elm St, and noted in their press release that "purchasing and selling at unsecured meet-up points can be potentially dangerous."
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