Police Search for Armed Robber at Greenwich Train Station

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    no description (Published Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013)

    The Greenwich Metro-North station has reopened after police shut it down to search for an armed bank robber who they believed may have boarded one of the trains.

    It happened around 5 p.m. after a man wearing a hat and sunglasses stole cash from a nearby People's United Bank. He spoke to the teller in Spanish, according to police.

    Authorities said the suspect had a gun.  Police originally said the man fired a shot, but have since said that no shots were fired.

    The man fled down Steamboat Road in the direction of the train station. Police said they thought he may have boarded a train to New York City.

    Police held one train in each direction at the Greenwich Station on Railroad Avenue and stopped a third train at the Fordham station in the Bronx, NY, authorities said.

    The searches turned up negative and service was restored around 5:45 p.m., according to police.

    Passengers on a train in Greenwich said police entered their train with guns drawn. A witness told NBC Connecticut that passengers were told to duck down.

    No injuries were reported.

    New Haven Line trains experienced major delays of up to 60 minutes, but slowly returned to a normal schedule around 8 p.m.