School Resource Officer Nabs Bank Robbery Suspects

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    New Haven Officer Albert McFadden was on traffic duty since school is still out, and he was in the right place at the right time when he heard there had been a bank robbery in Woodbridge.

    A New Haven school resource officer caught two bank robbery suspects while on traffic duty Wednesday morning.

    Officer Albert McFadden has been reassigned to snow traffic control on Whalley Avenue while schools are closed. On Wednesday, McFadden heard a police radio broadcast about a man and woman who had just robbed a Citizens Bank branch in Woodbridge.

    He noticed a silver Subaru station wagon fitting the description of the suspects' vehicle driving toward his traffic checkpoint around 9:45 a.m. McFadden pulled the car over into a gas station at Whalley Avenue and Fitch Street and took the suspects into custody, police said.

    Employees of the Citizens Bank were brought to the scene and positively identified the man and woman as the suspects who robbed the bank.

    Woodbridge police arrested Jason Carasone, 39, of West Haven, and Katie Walkley, 31, of Milford. 

    Carasone is charged with  robbery, larceny and conspiracy to commit each of those crimes. He is being held on $500,000 bond.

    Walkley is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit larceny.  She is being held on $300,000 bond.

    Both suspects are scheduled to be in court Thursday.

    Woodbridge police and the FBI are investigating the robbery.

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