Police seek Penguin Mart robber

MILFORD – Police are looking for a man who robbed the Penguin Mart convenience store at gunpoint Tuesday, Aug. 18, after hitting the store clerk on the back of the head with a handgun and then driving south toward Massachusetts on a black motorcycle.

The suspect is described as being tall, dark-skinned, with a medium build and wearing a red, white and black Fox-brand jacket and shorts and a black helmet with a clear visor.

The store is at 738 Elm St., and police say the suspect took a quantity of cash and three cartons of Newport Menthol and one carton of Marlboro Menthol cigarettes before traveling west on Elm Street to Route 101 west and then south on Route 31.

The employee suffered a minor head laceration. Police were called at about 5:06 p.m.

According to the store’s deli clerk who gave her name as Kris, the suspect had asked the clerk for an item and when he turned around to get it, the suspect hit him on the head with his gun, demanded cash, then told the man to lay on the floor and left the building.

Milford Police Det. Eric Wales is in charge of the investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 249-0630 ext. 368.

KATHY CLEVELAND