State Police Detectives Seek Suspect Information Following Putnam Bank Robbery

​Putnam, CT (June 2, 2018): Connecticut State Police Detectives from Eastern District Major Crime are investigating a bank robbery reported at the People’s United Bank. ​On June 2, 2018 at approximately 4:06 p.m., troopers from Troop D – Danielson responded to a reported bank robbery at the People’s United Bank located at 60 Providence Pike in Putnam, CT. The bank is located inside of the Stop and Shop grocery store. ​Bank employees reported that a lone male suspect approached a teller station and passed a teller a handwritten note demanding money. The suspect also handed the teller a plastic bag and demanded large bill denominations. The suspect was persistent and stated to the teller, “don’t make me take this out of my waistband” implying that he had a weapon. ​The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’7” to 5’9” with an average to husky build, very light blue eyes and clean shaven with brown hair. He was wearing a dark-colored tee shirt, dark pants (possibly jeans), a light-colored baseball style hat without a logo and a key-type lanyard hanging from his front left pocket. ​The suspect exited the Stop and Shop after receiving an undetermined amount of money and fled on foot to a waiting vehicle in the parking lot. The vehicle is described as a dark-colored, possibly four door sedan, unknown make and model. ​State Police detectives from Eastern District Major Crime (EDMC) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Anyone who thinks they may have any information regarding the suspect or bank robbery is urged to contact EDMC Detective Hoffner at 860-779-4943 or text TIP711 with any information to 274637. All calls and texts will remain confidential.

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