Cops: 13-Year-Old Fights Back Purse Thief at Milford DD

The male grabbed the daughter by the arm at which time she struck him resulting in him fleeing the scene with the purse.


A male stole a purse and grabbed a woman's 13-year-old daughter by the arm in a parking lot of the Milford Dunkin' Donuts at 1353 New Haven Ave. around 7 a.m. Dec. 21st, according to Milford police.

Investigation revealed that the victim parked her vehicle in front of Dunkin' Donuts which was also occupied by her 13-year-old daughter who was sitting in the backseat of the vehicle.

The daughter remained inside the vehicle while the mother entered the store for a purchase. A male entered the victim’s vehicle and took a purse that was located on the front seat. The male grabbed the daughter by the arm at which time she struck him resulting in him fleeing the scene with the purse. 

The suspect left in a silver mini-van last seen traveling Eastbound on New Haven Avenue. The victim was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his 20’s, bald with several tattoos covering his head, thin build wearing black clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Youd at (203) 783-4728 or email at dyoud@ci.milford.ct.us

dot December 21, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Why would you leave your child or your purse in a car this day and age!!!!! Dahhhhhh not to smart of a mother
MLK December 21, 2012 at 07:44 PM
The mother and 13 year old are not at fault here. The thief is! A 13 year old should be safe sitting in a car. The person stealing from a car is what we should be focusing on.
Rusty December 21, 2012 at 11:52 PM
A 13yr old should be safe in a car,maybe in 1960,not in 2012
DW December 22, 2012 at 01:02 AM
What is it with this shopping center? Do we need to have cops there all the time?
Ma902 December 22, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Why didnt she lock the door?
RONALD M GOLDWYN December 22, 2012 at 02:24 PM
???? WHAT DOES D&D STAND FOR???? Is it Dunkin and Donuts?
HdBlOodTrail December 22, 2012 at 09:00 PM
can we just k**l these people that are trying to harm our children..? that plaza is a haven for trouble...
Starla December 23, 2012 at 01:34 AM
My neighbor's daughter in law did a similar thing this past summer. She pulled into some strip mall to make a purchase. She apparently grabbed some cash from her purse, then proceded to leave her purse on the passenger seat, windows open and car running. Someone stole her purse (no surprise there!). Thankfully no children were involved. That purse snatcher could have stolen the car as well.
Starla December 23, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Is this the mall across from the Robert Treat farm? I go to that farm often during the summer for their tomatoes. Sometimes I cross the street for a DD coffee. It looks so peaceful in that area. I never would have imagined this going on there.
Matt Z December 23, 2012 at 02:01 AM
What do you think it stands for?
Jane Morrissey December 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM
This kind of activity is happening EVERYWHERE! Don't fault the mother, don't fault the Adams' Plazs... Just kindly remind another to be mindful & aware of our surroundings as we bustle through our days.
RONALD M GOLDWYN December 23, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Is this problem limited to women?
DW December 23, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Look at past articles here on Patch. This shopping center is plagued with crime reports. The stores have been robbed countless times, people are accosted in the parking lot, and it doesn't matter what time of day it is apparently. When are the police going to start taking this shopping center more seriously?
LAM December 23, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Ron in the past the elderly also have had trouble at the Adams mall including at least one assault in which 2 teens were convicted.
Pickles December 24, 2012 at 09:14 PM
A 13 year old is okay to sit in the car for a few minutes but I lock the doors always!
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