Webster Bank drive-through customer calls robbery into Seymour police
SEYMOUR, Feb 17, 2013 (New Haven Register - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Police are investigating a bank robbery Saturday morning at the Webster Bank at 15 New Haven Rd., police said.
Police received a 911 about a robbery in progress call from a bank customer shortly before noon. The customer was using the drive-through and overheard the robbery on the bank's intercome. Around the same time, police received a call from a bank employee.
A man entered the bank and displayed a black handgun, then ordered several patrons and bank employees to the ground, police said.
He then leaped over the counter and filled the shopping bag with money from a tellers' drawer, then leaped back over the counter and left the band through the front door with an undertermined abount of cash. He then ran to the rear of the bank parking lot onto Sprunce Street, where he was picked up by an accomplice driving a dark, mid- to late-90s Cadillac Deville or Fleetwood.
Detectives are investigating the robbery with assistants from the FBI and state police, whcih sent several troopers to search for the suspect, who was described as black man, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans, brown shoes and a ski maskthat partially covered his face.
The suspect was wearing white gloves and carrying a light-colored cloth shopping bag.
Anyone with information that might be helpful is asked to contact the Police Department at 203-881-7601 All information will be kept confidential.
Call Mark Zaretsky at 203-789-5722.
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