Fairfield police have arrested one of two men accused of taking a man to a Fairfield bank on Monday afternoon and trying to force him to withdraw funds to pay a debt owed, according to Fairfiedl police.
Police identified one suspect as Alfred M. Capozziello III, 44, of Bridgeport, and said he is an acquaintance of the victim.
Capozziello was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal attempt to commit robbery, second-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree threatening and breach of peace.
The victim told officers that he’d been at home in Bridgeport when Capozziello and another man entered his house and demanded at gunpoint that he accompany them to TD Bank, 1715 Black Rock Turnpike, to withdraw money from his personal account, police said.
At the bank, the victim alerted the teller inside the bank, who called 911, police said.
Responding officers were told that a man wearing a red and black jacket might be involved in the incident.
Two Fairfield officers who were working a private duty job were in the area, responded to the call, found a man matching the description walking out of the bank and detained the man, who was identified as Alfred Capozziello, police said.
Officers interviewed the victim inside the bank and the man said he had just been "robbed," police said.
The second man fled in a Mercedes before prior arrived and they car has not been found.
Police said reports of weapons being displayed in the crime are unconfirmed and no video is available.
While no gun was found, Capozziello admitted to threatening to harm the victim, according to police.
He was released after posting $10,000 bond. He is due in court on May 8.
Detectives are investigating.