Southington bank robbed; suspect still sought

Published on Friday, 1 December 2017 22:35
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

STAFF WRITER

SOUTHINGTON - Police are looking for the man who robbed a Main Street bank Friday morning. He was still at large as of Friday evening.

According to police, the man entered the TD Bank branch at 121 Main St. around 11:15 a.m. and tried to make a fraudulent transaction using another person’s identification. When that scheme failed, he handed the teller a note demanding money and implying that he had a weapon, according to police.

The man was handed an unreported amount of cash and fled, police said.

No weapon was displayed during the incident and no injuries were reported.

As a precaution, the town’s schools were put in “secure mode,” during which classes go on, but no one is allowed to enter or leave the buildings, immediately after the robbery.

The bank was sealed off with caution tape for much of the afternoon, as police investigated.

As of 6 p.m., police were still seeking the suspect, who has been described as a white man in his early to mid-30s, standing about 6 feet tall, wearing a North Face winter hat, a dark sweatshirt, dark jeans and work boots.

Police released surveillance photos of the man and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com. Follow Justin Muszynski on Twitter @muszynskiBP.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Friday, 1 December 2017 22:35. Updated: Friday, 1 December 2017 22:38.