Journalism / New Haven Register

Bank robbed in North Branford

By Rachael Scarborough King, Register Staff
May 22, 2008

NORTH BRANFORD — Armed robbers held up the Wachovia bank branch in the Northford section and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash following a high-speed car chase Thursday afternoon, according to North Branford police.

At about 1:20 p.m. Thursday, two men entered the bank at 1401 Middletown Avenue, brandished revolvers and demanded cash, police said. There were several customers and employees in the building at the time, but the men fled with the cash and no one was injured.

A North Branford police officer responding to a report of the robbery saw the suspects’ vehicle leaving the area, according to police. The officer pursued the car — which police described as a late 1980s blue GM model with rust covering the trunk and the letters CS in the license plate — along Route 22 into North Haven, but lost it in the area of Mill Road.

Police searched the area but did not locate the suspects.

Lt. David D’Ancicco said the bank and police were still determining how much money was taken.

“They’re still counting the drawers as we speak,” he said Thursday afternoon.

D’Ancicco said that one of the men put up his hood while in the bank’s ATM vestibule, and his image was captured by the bank’s security cameras. The two suspects are described as being between 6 feet and 6 foot 4 inches tall and of medium build.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the North Branford Police Department at 484-2703.

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