East Haven Police: One Suspect Arrested in Wells Fargo Bank Robbery

Johnny McRae, of West Haven, was arrested on Sunday in relation to the armed robbery of the Wells Fargo bank on Hemingway Avenue Nov. 28.

A West Haven man has been arrested as a suspect in the armed robbery of the Wells Fargo bank on Hemingway Avenue in East Haven last week.

Johnny McRae, 48, of Campbell Avenue in West Haven, was arrested Sunday by East Haven Police as one of two suspects in the case, according to Sgt. David Emerman,

McRae was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree larceny, first-degree larceny and first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery.

Emerman reported that McRae was held on $1 million bond and arraigned in New Haven court on Monday.

The police sargent added that the investigation is ongoing.

The Connecticut Bankers Association is leading to the arrest of suspects involved in the incident

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

Maggie Mae December 05, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Good job!
aclu_report December 05, 2012 at 10:04 PM
aclu_report December 05, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Unfortunately, it appears as if the police have lost again...
Richard Poulton December 05, 2012 at 10:19 PM
And your point is in relation to this story? Back to story line. Great work. To go from two almost 90% covered bank robbers, nothing more then eyes showing, and 7 days later one is arrested. Like I said last week, no prints, no DNA left, that we know of, this will come down to a very good confidential informant. If info leading to arrest warrant came from such a person, the award money should go to him/her. Great job EH Detective Division and to all who assisted. Now let's see if he turns over his buddy.
Jacobo Arnez December 05, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Yes aclu_report, you are correct. The police have lost again, and Mr. Johnny McRae has won himself an all expense paid vacation to the slammer. He'll be treated to luxury accommodations with free jumpsuits, and three delicious meals every day. Scraping together a few bucks or robbing banks for his daily crack fix, well those worries will just be a thing of the past.......YAHOO!
snowdrop December 05, 2012 at 10:45 PM
snowdrop December 05, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Arnez has never been to jail...
snowdrop December 05, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Go soak your head, Poulton.
Richard Poulton December 05, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Wow you told me. Just another coward hiding behind a fake name. Come out come who ever you are.
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italian December 06, 2012 at 02:18 AM
like i said if we kept the "rift raft" OUT OF MY TOWN THIS WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED!
italian December 06, 2012 at 02:21 AM
1st jewlery store,then a bank...what is next my home by these people!
Karma December 06, 2012 at 02:49 AM
You angry, bro?
Bruce December 06, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Good job EHPD
Richard Poulton December 06, 2012 at 12:41 PM
On a side-bar note to go alone with a criminal justice story, there was another incident that happened on the 4th, that led to the closure of an arrest of a resident. I am glad the Patch did not run a piece on it, for if one though articles like this get people all twisted, I can imagine what this story would do. Anyway, it's all over for that person.
Richard Poulton December 06, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Sorry for the grammer mistakes, still getting my first coffee down the hatch.
italian December 07, 2012 at 02:42 AM
karma YES VERY ANGRY!..that these people come to my town and rob bank's,store's,home's...they are bad bad people.
italian December 07, 2012 at 02:47 AM
then the east haven police do there job's to help east haven and the police get arrested.....these are very bad people.
kip December 07, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Oh pray tell, who was that person?
Paula Gould February 05, 2013 at 03:10 PM
OMG!!!! I am Johnny's Ex-Girlfriend!!! Wow never thought in a million years he would do something like that!
italian February 05, 2013 at 05:33 PM


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