TRUMBULL CT March 18 2017 - There was an attempted robbery of a private security guard Thursday night while he was on duty in the Oakview Drive area of town, police said.
Police said the guard received minor injuries during an altercation with the robbery suspect.
Lt. Keith Golding said the incident happened around 7 p.m. when the guard was stopped behind a silver colored Toyota Corolla, parked in the area of 100 Oakview Drive.
“He exited his vehicle, and was approached by the suspect, who was the operator of the Toyota. The suspect asked the guard for a light and when the guard looked away, the suspect struck him in the face and said ‘Give me what you got,’” Golding said in a statement.
“A scuffle ensued, the suspect broke free and fled the scene in his vehicle driving off toward Old Town Road,” Golding said.
The suspect was described as an African American male, approximately 5’8", 150 pounds, with short facial hair. He was wearing a dark colored hoodie at the time.
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Trumbull Police Department directly at 203-261-3665 or via the anonymous and confidential Tip Line on our website: trumbull-ct.gov/police.