|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2007
STATE POLICE MAKE SECOND ARREST IN BANK ROBBERY
On 10/18/06, the State Police Major Crime Squad at Troop F investigated an armed robbery at New Alliance Bank in Centerbrook involving a white male brandishing a handgun. The suspect jumped the counter and demanded money from the tellers before fleeing the bank.
On 11/07/2006, the Major Crime Squad responded to the New Alliance Bank in Chester for another armed robbery involving a white male brandishing a handgun. As with the above robbery, the suspect jumped the counter and demanded money from the tellers before fleeing the bank.
After a lengthy investigation State Police Detectives identified two suspects responsible for these bank robberies. Arrest warrant applications were submitted to court for the arrest of the suspects. The Superior Court in
ARRESTED: #1 Shane Kerpen, (37) of
#2 Elena Cook, (36) of LKA
CHARGES : 2(cts.) of Robbery First Degree
2(cts.) of Conspiracy to commit Robbery First Degree
Larceny in the First Degree
Conspiracy to commit Larceny in the first Degree
Larceny in the Second Degree
Conspiracy to commit Larceny in the Second Degree
On 02/26/07, State Police Detectives arrested Kerpen at GA 9 in
NOTE: On 02/08/07, Elena Cook was apprehended in Westbrook without incident and was charged with the above listed crimes. Cook is being held on a $100,000.00 court set bond and is currently incarcerated at the York Correctional Center in Niantic.
Lt. J. Paul Vance