UPDATED: North Branford Police Release Photos from Robbery at First Niagara Bank

North Branford Police are seeking a white male suspect in his early 20s, possibly driving a Geo Tracker.

Updated at 2:20 p.m. on Oct. 5

North Branford police released the accompanying photos of the suspect in this morning's bank robbery at First Niagara Bank at 1715 Foxon Road, which were taken from the bank's security footage. According to the NBPD, the suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, 5-6, slim build.  Anyone with any information or who may have seen anything during this time is urged to contact the North Branford police Detective Division at 203-484-2703.

According to a press release, further investigation revealed that a vehicle described as a small or compact SUV, possibly a GEO Tracker, was parked at Marshfield Apartments just prior to the robbery and left the area just prior to the arrival of the police. This vehicle was also described as having a louder than normal exhaust.   

Updated at 1 p.m. on Oct. 5

North Branford police are still searching for the suspect in this morning's bank robbery at First Niagra Bank on Foxon Road. The NBPD called in Chase, the department's police dog, to track the suspect.

Chase tracked the suspect's trail through a wooded area to Marshfield Condominiums, located next to the bank, where officers found a discarded pile of clothing–a hooded sweatshirt and Giants knit hat–matching the suspect's description.

"Chase did great, but the trail ended there, indicating he likely entered a vehicle," said Lieutenant David D'Ancicco.

First Niagara is still working to determine the amount of cash taken in the robbery. The NBPD will soon release a photo of the suspect, which will be taken from the bank's security footage. 

Original Story from Oct. 5

The First Niagara Bank at 1715 Foxon Road in North Branford was robbed this morning according to a North Branford Police dispatcher.

The dispatcher reported this morning that she received a call from First Niagara bank at 9:53 a.m. reporting a robbery. No one was harmed in the incident.

Units were dispatched and are currently looking for a white male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 140 pounds and 5-foot-6. At the time of the robbery the suspect was nervous and shaky and wearing a hoodie pulled tightly around a Giants hat. The hoodie and hat were found by police, discarded nearby the scene.

North Branford Police are currently using to track the suspect nearby.

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money, which police reported was in denominations of 50s and 100s. At this time the bank is closed.

Stay with North Branford Patch for updates.

asdf October 05, 2011 at 05:09 PM
School was on lockdown
Jenn McCulloch October 05, 2011 at 05:11 PM
yes. they locked down the three on Route 80 as a precaution. http://patch.com/A-mBwc The lockdown was lifted at noon. thanks for reading!
Art Feldman October 05, 2011 at 09:58 PM
From the bank security security camera footage, the suspect was wearing a watch cap, not a "baseball hat."
Jenn McCulloch October 05, 2011 at 10:01 PM
You're right Art. I saw that, too...Forgot to go back and fix it in the story! will do now.


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