Suspected Milford Bank Robber Arrested

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    Police have arrested a man suspected in a bank robbery and bomb threat at Milford Bank in Milford on January 14.

    Police said a man wearing an AT&T hard hat and safety glasses walked up to a teller at the bank at 205 Bridgeport Avenue at 8:35 a.m., put a paper bag on the counter, indicating it contained a bomb and handed the teller a note. 

    The teller complied with the demand and gave the man money, police said.

    The man fled then toward Lenox Avenue in a car and left the paper bag behind, police said. 

    Authorities surrounded the building, evacuated the bank as a precaution and diverted traffic from the area.

    The state police bomb squad responded to the scene, determined there were no explosives in the package and allowed investigators back into the bank.

    Police identified John Dearborn, 46, of Manchester, as the suspect. When he was arrested on July 30, he was already incarcerated for a prior arrest.

    Dearborn was charged with robbery in the first degree, larceny in the second degree and breach of peace in the first degree. He was arraigned at Milford Superior Court and held in lieu of a $250,000 bond.