During a week-long stretch in April, there were three bank robberies in Greater Danbury. And who can forget the New Milford bank robber this winter who took a HART bus as his getaway vehicle?

Why do people rob banks? Are their lives that desperate? What role, if any, does a challenging economy play in these heists?

After these robberies take place, how do banks respond? Do they have specific, follow-up training to address what happened, or is this training a continual process throughout the year?

To learn the answers to these questions and more, be sure to read our coverage Sunday exclusively in the print edition of The News-Times.