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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

January 24, 2009

STATE POLICE MAKE TWO ARREST IN BANK ROBBERY

at the Savings Institute Canterbury, CT

      

     On 01/23/2009, at approximately 1045 hours, State Police Troop D received a bank robbery alarm from the Savings Institute located at 180 Westminster Road Canterbury, CT. Troopers from Troop D and State Police Eastern District Major Crime Detectives responded to the scene. The scene was secured and the area searched for suspects. Troopers learned that two masked suspects entered the bank. One subject was armed with a crow bar, and the other a pistol. The suspects demanded money from the tellers while smashing the crow bar against the counter of the bank. The suspects got an undisclosed amount of money from the tellers.

     The suspects fled on foot in a northerly direction from the bank, crossing Rt.14  into a wooded area. Troopers conducted a search utilizing State Police K-9 to track from the scene that led to snowmobile tracks in a field. The snowmobile tracks were followed to a residence on Westminster Road, where two snowmobiles were located behind the house.  Troopers searched the residence for suspects but none were located. State Police Detectives developed two suspects in this crime.

     This led to several interviews and the arrest of one 17-year-old male from Canterbury, CT. for the robbery, and the recovery of evidence and stolen property. State Police Detectives took the seventeen-year-old male into custody at 9:46 PM.

     State Police Detectives continued this criminal investigation that led Detectives to submit an arrest warrant to Superior Court for the arrest of a second suspect in this robbery. 

     Today Saturday 01/24/09 in the early afternoon a second 17 year old Canterbury resident was taken into custody by State Police Detectives without incident. He was transported to State Police Troop-D where he was charged with Robbery and Larceny.  This accused is being held on bond to appear GA #11 on Monday 01/26/09. 

     State Police anticipate more arrests as this investigation is continuing.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Troop D at (860) 779-4900 or

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LT. J. P Vance