Bank robberies in Old Saybrook, Madison linked

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 9:02 AM EST
By Rachael Scarborough King, Register Staff

OLD SAYBROOK — Police late Monday were looking for a man involved in a robbery at a Bank of America branch Monday, and they believe he is the same person who robbed the NewAlliance Bank in Madison two weeks ago.

The Connecticut Bankers Association is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case, police said.

The man, who was wearing a black hat, sunglasses, a blue sweatshirt and black gloves, passed a note to a teller at the 107 Main St. bank at about 2:15 p.m. Monday, police said. The note indicated that he had a weapon, although police were investigating whether he was actually carrying one.

He left with an undisclosed amount of money, but cameras captured his image while he was inside the bank. Comparing the photos with images from the Madison robbery led police to conclude the same person was involved.

The Madison incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Photos from the bank showed a man wearing a baseball cap and hooded sweatshirt. Police said at the time that he appeared to be unarmed and demanded money with a note, taking about $1,500.

The state police Major Crime Squad is assisting the Old Saybrook Police Department with crime-scene processing, police said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Old Saybrook department at (860) 395-3142.

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