Cops: Man’s note illegible as he robs New Haven bank
NEW HAVEN — A man, who claimed to have a gun, robbed the People’s United Bank branch in Stop & Shop on Amity Road Tuesday evening, police said.
“The robber passed a note to the teller. She told police it was illegible and alerted the branch manager, who also couldn’t decipher the note,” Officer David Hartman said in a release.
The frustrated robber told them he had a gun, although no weapon was seen.
“The teller had been threatened by the robber, who stated he’d shoot the teller if he wasn’t given the bank’s cash,” Hartman said.
The teller then handed over the cash from her drawer and the robber took it and left the bank.
Bank employees described the thief as a white man with a medium build, standing between 5’10” and 6 feet tall and with blue/ green eyes.
He also wore a brown jacket over a gray hooded sweatshirt.
The bankers said the robber’s knuckles “were bloodied with cracks in the skin.”
Detectives are investigating similarities to recent bank robberies in nearby towns.