Kent bank robbed by gunman
A lone gunman held up the Bank of America branch on South Main Street in Kent Tuesday morning, state police said.
According to Connecticut State Police at the Troop L barracks in Litchfield, the man -- dressed in a white hard hat, ski mask and goggles, a pea coat over a hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white sneakers -- walked into the bank shortly before 9:30 a.m.
Police said the man -- who they described as 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds -- wielded a handgun and demanded money from a teller. Police said he then fled the bank in a blue vehicle, heading south on Route 7 with an undisclosed amount of money.
No one was injured in the robbery, police said.
State troopers secured the bank after the arrest and began searching for the suspect using both troopers and state K-9 teams. They also began processing the crime scene, recovering physical and forensic evidence, as well as interviewing people who witnessed the robbery.
New York State Police reported later Tuesday morning that they recovered a vehicle in Amenia, N.Y., that might have been used in the robbery.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the robbery, or anyone who witnessed anything suspicious near the bank on Tuesday morning, is urged to call state police at 869-626-7900.
All calls will be kept confidential, police said.