BROOKFIELD – Two suspected armed robbery attempts occurred last week within several blocks of each other, according to reports from Bookfield police.
At 8:30 p.m. Oct. 7, two men walking home from a gas station were confronted by two male subjects near Monroe and Prairie avenues. The subjects demanded that the men hand over their wallets and anything else of value.
One of the victims said he only had an old flip phone and a school ID. One of the offenders then displayed a knife at his waistband and said he had a gun on him. The offenders were interrupted when a resident exited his house with a dog, prompting the two subjects to flee eastbound on Monroe Avenue.
A second incident took place at 11:11 p.m. at Grant and Forest avenues, when a man walking his dog was stopped by two men. One of the subjects knelt next to the dog while the other demanded the man's wallet and said he had a gun on him. The man told them he is a TAC (Training, Advising, Counseling) officer and that he had his own gun, at which point both subjects fled northbound on Forest Avenue.
Police believe both incidents were related and are warning resident to be watchful.