Report by Paula Antolini
February 23, 2017 2:33PM EDT
Help Bethel Police Find Robbery Suspect from a Crime That Occurred in Town Last Night
On February 22, 2017 at approximately 2130 hours Officers of the Bethel Police Department responded to the scene of a reported strong arm robbery. The pictured subject lunged over the counter, forced the employee away and stole several hundred dollars from the drawer. The suspect appears to be a white male with a blue PETRO Oil sweatshirt, black winter hat and boots. The suspect’s left arm appeared to be recently injured and was wrapped in an ace bandage. Anyone with information is requested to contact Officer Schretzenmayer of the Bethel Police Department at 203 744-7900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Captain Stephen Pugner’s online post shown below:
UPDATE February 24, 2017, message from Bethel Police Department:
“On February 22, 2017, the Bethel Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Wheels convenience store located at 82 Stony Hill Road. In reviewing video surveillance footage, the suspect was seen paying for items at the register, and when the clerk opened the cash drawer to give the suspect change, the suspect jumped across the counter pushing the clerk’s hands from the drawer allowing him to steal the money from the cash drawer. The suspect then fled on foot westbound behind a neighboring plaza.
“During the course of the investigation, Bethel Police Detectives were able to identify Maxwell N. Mulligan (age: 32) of 128 Whisconier Road in Brookfield as the suspect in the video surveillance footage. Bethel Police Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Mulligan on February 24, 2017. Mulligan was located by the Wilton Police Department in the late afternoon of February 24th and was taken into custody on the Bethel arrest warrant. Mulligan is being charged with Robbery 3rd Degree and Larceny 5th Degree. Mulligan is being held on a $20,000 bond and will be arraigned on February 27, 2017 in Danbury Superior Court. The investigation is still active at this time.
“It should be noted the suspect was not an employee of Petro or affiliated with the company in anyway.”