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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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May 18, 2007

Two Subjects Arrested from Bank Robbery in Colchester

Just before 12:30 today Troop K in Colchester received a report of a robbery at the People’s Bank located at 139 South Main Street in Colchester. Upon the arrival of State Troopers and Colchester Officers; witnesses were able to provide a detail description of the crime, perpetrator(s) and suspect vehicle. A male suspect entered the bank, implied that he was armed and demanded money from the bank teller.

The male suspect fled the bank with a black bag and got into a waiting vehicle being operated by a female. The vehicle description was broadcasted to surrounding patrol vehicles. A State Trooper spotted the suspect vehicle on Route 66 traveling westbound.  The suspects pulled their vehicle into a business parking lot in East Hampton. State Troopers and East Hampton Police Officers conducted a felony motor vehicle stop on the vehicle. State Troopers took the suspects into custody and were placed under arrest.

Two weapons were recovered in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a bag filled with the same amount of money as reported stolen from the bank. These subjects were taken to Troop K and processed for the arrest of this bank robbery.

The arrested are as follows:

1.      Charles D. ORBANN    age 58  d.o.b. 07/28/1958

             12 Lakeview Street, East Hampton, CT

            Charges- Robbery 1st

                                Larceny 2nd

                               Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony

2.      Dianne M. ORBANN   age 56    d.o.b. 06/26/1950

            12 Lakeview Street, East Hampton, CT

            Charges- Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 1st

                              Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 2nd

                              

These subjects are being held on $500,000 bonds. If they do not make bond they will be presented in Court -G.A. 21 in Norwich on Monday May 21, 2007.###end###