Milford police have arrested two Bridgeport men accused of robbing a local Wells Fargo bank yesterday.
The robbery occurred at the 215 Cherry Street branch at 10:48 a.m., police said.
Bank representatives told police that one man had a handgun and the other climbed over the counter and tried to take money from the cash drawers.
After discovering that the cash drawers were locked, the two men fled the bank in a gray Infinity SUV with Connecticut registration plate C61732, police said.
Milford Detectives saw the car traveling south on I-95 and enter Stratford, police said. They followed the car, vehicle which got off the highway in Stratford.
While the men were on Columbus Avenue, they saw a Stratford police cruiser and the passenger fled, police said.
The driver tried to elude police, but he was taken into custody in the 600 block of Columbus Avenue.
Police found the other subject inside a house in the 300 block of Columbus Avenue.
Both men were transported to the Milford Police Department for processing.
The two people were identified as Deveral Webley, 32, whose last known address was 126 Kossuth Street in Bridgeport, and Nathaniel Campbell, 27, whose last known address was 166 Lennox Ave. in Bridgeport.
Webley was charged with attempted robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, interfering with police, use of a firearm while committing a Class B felony and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Campbell was charged with attempted robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree and interfering with police.
Both men were held on $500,000 bond and are expected to be arraigned in Milford Superior Court.