On the night of March, 23, 2014, the Milford Police (Patrol Division) responded to a business in the double digit block of S. Walnut St. after receiving a report of a possible Armed Robbery. Upon arriving, officers made contact with the 35yo male victim and the 48 yo female victim. Police state that investigation at the scene revealed that a male subject, armed with a handgun walked up to the front door of the business and attempted to enter the business. The 35yo male victim observed the male subject armed with the handgun and ran to the door just prior to the male subject entering the business. The 35yo male victim then closed the door and locked it, forcing the male subject outside the business. The male subject pointed the handgun at both the 35yo male victim and the 48yo female victim before fleeing on foot.
The Milford Police (Community Policing Division) K-9 officer and his canine partner (Eros) performed a track of the suspect(s) from the business which led to the front door of a residence in the 200 block of SE 2nd St. Detectives (Criminal Division) secured a search warrant for the residence and later located and arrested a 17yo male. The 17yo male had outstanding warrants out of Kent County Family. Police state that investigation revealed that the 17yo male, while in the company of another subject, identified as Jacob A. Morgan, 19yo of Milford, did attempt to rob the bu
siness. The 17yo male juvenile was charged with Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, Aggravated Menacing (2 counts), Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Morgan, who later turned himself in to the Milford Police, was charged with Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, Aggravated Menacing (2 counts), Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. Neither victim was injured during this incident. Morgan was later arraigned and committed to SCI in default of $96,000 secured bond. Further investigation by detectives connected the 17yo male juvenile to several other robberies (listed below).
According to police, this investigation is still ongoing.