Bank Bomb Threat Suspect Touted for Youth Volunteer Work

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013  |  Updated 6:59 AM EDT
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Bank Bomb Threat Suspect Touted for Youth Volunteer Work

The 29-year-old former high school track star, Janssen Lewis of Westport, was charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree larceny.

The lawyer for a man accused of threatening to detonate a bomb at a Stamford bank has told a Superior Court judge his client has volunteered his time to work with inner-city youths and is not a flight risk, the Advocate of Stamford reports.

The 29-year-old former high school track star, Janssen Lewis of Westport, was charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree larceny.

Lewis is accused of passing a note on Friday to a teller threatening an explosion if she sounded the alarm and was given $5,000 in cash.

He was initially held on $100,000 bond and a judge reduced the bond to $50,000 from $75,000.

At his arraignment, Lewis' lawyer said he was not a flight risk, noting that he turned himself in early Saturday morning, hours after the robbery.
 

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