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Mugger Gets Cash and Watch at Regents Park

A mugger made off with cash and a wrist watch from a resident of Westport’s Regents Park condominiums Thursday night, police said.WestportNow.com Image
A resident of Westport’s Regents Park was robbed while picking up his mail at the gate house (rear) at the entry to the complex at 1400 Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

At about 9:30 p.m. police responded to the complex at 1400 Post Road East on a report of a strong-armed robbery. They found that a resident was arriving home after making a withdrawal at a Wachovia Bank ATM at 422 Post Road East, a news release said.

Upon pulling up to the gate house, the victim noticed an older model Jeep-style vehicle pull up behind him, according to detectives.

Thinking the vehicle belonged to another resident, the victim entered the gate house to retrieve his mail when he was approached by a white male armed with a baton-type instrument, police said.

The male demanded the victim’s cash—about $100 to $150—and stole his wrist watch valued at $15,000 and then fled the gate house. The Jeep then headed eastbound on the Post Road towards Fairfield, police said.

Police described the suspect as a white male, thin to medium built, approximately 5-foot-10, wearing dark clothing, and his face and head were covered with a scarf or similar type item.

The incident is being investigated by the Westport Police Detective Bureau and anyone with information is asked to call (203)341-6080.

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