Police Search for Bank Robber in New Haven

Man showed teller a gun inside the First Niagara Bank branch on Fountain Street Wednesday.

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    A surveillance photo shows a man accused of robbing the First Niagara Bank branch at 36 Fountain Street in New Haven Wednesday.

    A man with a gun robbed a bank in New Haven Wednesday.

    The suspect entered the First Niagara Bank branch at 36 Fountain Street around 10 a.m., passed a note to the teller and lifted his shirt, showing the teller a black handgun, according to police.

    After the teller handed over cash, the man fled on foot, police said.

    The suspect is described as 25 to 35 years old. He was approximately 6-feet 2-inches tall with a medium build. A police description said the man has a slight goatee and short brown hair, though he appears to be bald in a bank surveillance photo. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and white sneakers.

    Anyone who recognizes the suspect should call New Haven Police at 203-946-6304.

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