A 54-year-old Bridgeport man is facing charges after reportedly robbing a bank with a flare gun and ordering customers to get down, police said.
According to police, Tyrone King, of Atlantic Street in Bridgeport, entered the Webster Bank at 3546 Main Street just after 9 a.m. Wednesday. The suspects demanded cash and ordered customers to get on the floor. Police said King was armed with an orange flare gun.
The suspects fled in a black Acura, which police located at the intersection of Park and Olive streets. The car was empty when police arrived, but officers spotted King nearby and apprehended him, according to police.
Bank employees arrived at the scene and identified King as one of the robbers, police said.
King was arrested. Officers recovered cash and the flare gun.
It’s not clear whether police have identified a second suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridgeport police.