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Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2008

                      STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE BANK ROBBERY

   Today, shortly after 3:41 p.m., State Police at Troop L received an alarm reporting a bank robbery had just taken place at the National Iron Bank located on Bee Brook Road in Washington, CT.

   State Troopers responded to the scene.  A search of the area was undertaken by responding State Troopers who also utilized State Police K-9 teams in the search. All surrounding police agencies were advised of the armed robbery and were provided with a physical description of the suspect. 

   Witnesses at the bank were interviewed by State Police. Witnesses described the suspect as being 5’10” tall, with a thin build.   The suspect was wearing a full face ski mask and displayed a handgun and the suspect fled from the back door of the bank in an unknown direction. There were no injuries at this robbery scene. 

   The crime scene was secured and State Police Western District Major Crime Squad Detectives responded to initiate the criminal investigation into this robbery.

   Photo of Robbery in Progress

   Anyone who was in the area of the bank and may have seen any suspicious person or vehicles is asked to contact State Police at 860- 626-7900.  All calls will be kept confidential or-

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The Connecticut State Police frequently relies on the general public for help in solving criminal cases.  If you have witnessed a crime or if you have information that might help detectives solve a case, we would like to hear from you. 
 

If you can help the CT State Police solve a crime, please call our 24 hour line

(860) 685-8190, or our toll free line at 800-842-0200 (in-state only).
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Text " TIP711 plus your message" to CRIMES (274637)

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LT. J. Paul Vance