Police Make Second Arrest in Vernon Bank Robbery

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    Vernon police have arrested a second suspect in a Vernon bank robbery.

    Vernon police have made a second arrest in connection with a robbery at People’s Bank in May.

    Police have arrested James Costello, 37, of Ocean Township in New Jersey, who surrendered to Vernon Police on July 25.

    Police said he is accused of driving the getaway car after the May 25 robbery of People’s Bank at 35 Talcottville Road in Vernon.

    Police previously arrested Arthur Allyn, 32, of the same address, in connection with the same robbery. He was extradited from New Jersey on July 17.

    Allyn is accused of robbing the bank after giving the teller a note. Police said detectives tracked down the vehicle used in the robbery and connected it to Costello and Allyn.

    Costello is charged with second-degree robbery, conspiracy for second-degree robbery, third-degree larceny and conspiracy for third-degree larceny. He was held overnight on a $200,000 bond and will appear in Rockville Superior Court today.

    No one was injured during this robbery, police said, and no additional arrests are expected in connection with the robbery.

    Vernon detectives are continuing to investigate the June 21 robbery of the same People’s Bank Branch and do not believe that the two robberies are connected.

    Anyone with any information about that robbery should call police at 860-872-9126. A reward is being offered for information about this robbery.

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