Ansonia police are looking for a man who tried to rob a woman at gunpoint Tuesday night on Howard Avenue.
According to a prepared statement from Ansonia Police Lt. Patrick Lynch, the incident occurred about 8:35 p.m. in the area of Ansonia Middle School.
“A black male approached the female victim after she exited her car,” Lynch said. “The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the victim’s car keys. The victim complied with the demand then fled on foot.”
However, “the suspect was unable to take the victim’s car and fled the scene when confronted by the victim’s mother,” Lynch said.
The suspect fled north on Howard Avenue toward Grove Street.
Lynch described the suspect as a black male 5 feet, 5 inches tall in his early 20s with short hair.
A resident of the area shared several pictures of the alleged robber the resident said was taken by home surveillance cameras on a Facebook group for Ansonia residents.
Lynch confirmed the photos captured by the resident depicted the robbery suspect, and said detectives were trying to identify him. He declined to say whether police had an idea who the person is.
“At this point we’re trying to make a positive identification,” he said.
Lynch asked anyone with information to contact the Detective Kristen Hunt or Detective Brian Harte at 203-735-1885.