East Haven Armed Robbery: Bankers Offer Cash Reward for Info on Suspects

Connecticut Bankers Association is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in Wednesday's armed robbery of the Wells Fargo bank on Hemingway Avenue.

A cash reward is now being offered for information that leads to the capture and arrest of the suspects involved in Wednesday's armed robbery of the Wells Fargo bank on Hemingway Avenue in East Haven.

The Connecticut Bankers Association, the lobbying group for financial instutions across the state, is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects involved in the case, according to East Haven Police Sgt. David Emerman.

'A Silver Handgun'

The armed robbery ocurred Wednesday afternoon at about 2:40 p.m.

According to Emerman, bank employees reported that two males entered the bank demanding money. They then fled on foot towards Walgreens Pharmacy with an unknown amount of cash. 

"The suspects were wearing masks and gloves and one suspect displayed a silver handgun," Emerman stated in a press release.

He added that some of the cash was marked for destruction with a written message on the bills saying “good luck and congratulations," addressed to a local business. 

'Under Investigation'

"The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous," Emerman stated.

The incident remains under investigation.

Additional details will follow as they become available.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact East Haven Police Department at 203-468-3820.

cheryl November 30, 2012 at 02:04 AM
i really hope they get caught,,if they did it once and got away they will do it again,,and who knows next time someone may get hurt or killed
Judith Sekscenski November 30, 2012 at 05:10 PM
It's very upsetting to hear about this latest crime. I take issue with the reporting in that there is no mention of the ethnicity of the alleged bank robbers. How is one supposed to be on the lookout if we don't know what color they are? Only in the original breaking news alert was there made mention of the fact that at least one suspect is black. why has that important item been left out of subsequent follow-up alerts? C'mon people. State the facts!
Julie Weisberg (Editor) November 30, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Judith: This post is based completely on the information the EHPD has provided the press. There is nothing that was included that I left out. And no where in their two press releases about this incident did they provide the ethnicity of the suspects. The mention of the color of one of the suspects was actually noted an early, initial breaking news item that was taken from police scanner reports — and not from the EHPD themselves. And sometimes, those initial reports, change or actually are incorrect. Also, we do have the photos of the suspects from the surveillance camera... Hope that helps answer your question!
Lance Coughlin November 30, 2012 at 09:45 PM
The third photo needs to go
Judith Sekscenski December 01, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Thanks for the clarification Julie. Appreciate it.


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