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[UPDATED] East Haven Wells Fargo Bank Robbed

The Wells Fargo Bank along Hemingway Avenue was robbed a short time ago. The suspect reportedly fled with an unknown amount of cash.

Update at 4:05 p.m.

The following is a press release from the East Haven Police Department.

At approximately 2:40 p.m. on November 28, 2012, East Haven Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, 339 Hemingway Avenue, East Haven, for a reported armed robbery. 

Bank employees reported that two males, one armed with a handgun, entered the bank demanding money, and fled on foot towards Walgreen Pharmacy with an unknown amount of cash. 

East Haven Police Detectives and Officers responded. 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.

Original Post

The Wells Fargo bank at 399 Hemingway Avenue in downtown East Haven has been robbed this afternoon, East Haven Police have confirmed for Patch.

Police are looking for a black male suspect who fled toward Main Street with an unknown amount of cash, according to scanner reports.

East Haven Patch will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

Richard Poulton November 28, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Past history has shown that these type of incidents increase due to the up-coming holiday. People are desperate this time of year. Glad no one got hurt, it's only money and it is insured. I am sure the teller is still shaking.
TOM November 28, 2012 at 09:31 PM
This is only the begining !!!!
Lance Coughlin November 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Obama is doing the same thing to the treasury
Bruce November 29, 2012 at 03:22 AM
East Haven has no unsolved bank robberies. The detective division assisted by the patrol division will solve this one.
Bruce November 29, 2012 at 03:24 AM
D1 /2/3/&4 will work together and put these two low life's in the slammer
italian November 29, 2012 at 04:59 AM
lot of "rift raft" in east haven lately..!
Wick Wolfe November 29, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Whites rob banks too "Italian".
Richard Poulton November 29, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Take a good look at the pic's. These 2 are not your fly by night bank robbers. There will ne no photo ID available. There will be no prints left behind and no DNA anywhere. They knew what they were doing. Only hope is that the exterior camera at Walgreens, which points towards Main Street from the rear, will pick up a car or if lucky a plate number. Other then that, it will require a good confidential informant.
frank esposito November 29, 2012 at 04:13 PM
How come the police never exposed the FEMALE suspect in the leets island rd bank robbery in branford?
Flowers November 29, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Whoa! I bank there. Hope they didn't get my money.:
italian November 29, 2012 at 05:04 PM
they sure do wick...but usually not in east haven....
italian November 29, 2012 at 05:04 PM
jewlery store robbed,bank whats next.?
Richard Poulton November 29, 2012 at 05:26 PM
That is correct Mr. Wolfe. The FBI maintains a serial bank robbery "10 most wanted" list. Currently composed of 7 W/M's, 2 B/M's, and 1 H/M.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) November 29, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Everyone: Just got the latest update from Sgt Emerman at the EHPD. And part of that includes the news that the CT Bankers Association is now offering a cash reward for info on the suspects. Just an FYI. Here is the link: http://patch.com/A-zTCX

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