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Milford police seek suspect in connection to stolen SWAT gear, missing teen

MILFORD — Police in Connecticut have obtained an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly stole SWAT gear.

Milford police are pursuing 26-year-old Justin Parsell in connection with the theft of an assault rifle and tactical gear. Police say Bridgeport Police Sgt. William Simpson left his car unlocked outside of his Milford home on Jan. 3 when the SWAT weapon was stolen.

Parsell’s handprint was found on the inside windshield of the car.

The gun and gear were later recovered.

Parsell is believed to be travelling with an 18-year-old Milford girl named Madison Krieder who was recently reported missing.

Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez said Simpson has been placed on restrictive duty pending an internal investigation.

Anyone with information on Parsell is urged to contact the Milford Police Department Patrol Division, 203-878-6551; Milford Police Department Detective Unit, 203-877-1465; Detective Sergeant Youd 203-783-4728 or visit www.milfordpd.org and click “Crime Tips.”