Masked Robbers Hit Cromwell Bank

By Bob Connors
|  Thursday, Jan 17, 2013  |  Updated 7:27 AM EDT
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Masked Robbers Hit Cromwell Bank

Cromwell Police

Surveillance cameras captures some of the three to five people wearing masks who entered the Citizens Bank at 61 Shunpike Road in Cromwell and robbed it on Wednesday.

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A group of masked robbers burst into a Cromwell bank and robbed it on Wednesday morning.

Police responded to the Citizens Bank at 61 Shunpike Road just before 10:30 a.m.

According to police, three to five people wearing masks and dressed in black from head to toe entered the bank, jumped the counters and ordered the tellers to hand over money. No weapons were shown, according to authorities.

The robbers left in a Nissan Altima that was reported stolen from New Britain Avenue in Hartford. The car was recovered a short time later at the Cromwell Hills Condo Complex, police said.

"We didn't think anything of it. We thought it was just running at first," said George Vartanov. He and his father noticed the abandoned Nissan sitting along the side of the road, saw money scattered nearby and called police.

"I didn't think it could happen here in Cromwell," Vartanov said.

Kim Zajac, who works next door at Hartford Orthotics, said foot traffic was slower than usual on Wednesday morning because of the snowfall and they are lucky patients were not walking in and out when the robbery happened.

"It's scary. You work right next door to the place," Zajac said.

No one was injured during the robbery.

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