2 Suspects Crash Into Tree Following North Canaan Bank Robbery: Police

State police have identified the two suspects who crashed into a tree after allegedly robbing a bank in North Canaan, police said.

North Canaan police responded to a robbery at the bank on Main Street in Falls Village at 2:52 p.m. on Wednesday, state troopers said.

Troop B officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle speeding off on Route 44 moments later. Police were able to locate the suspects after the driver lost control and struck a tree off the roadway, troopers said.

A man and woman were transported to the hospital for minor injuries and subsequently taken into custody.

Police said Thursday that the female suspect, identified as Rachelle L. Winter, 30, was released from the hospital and taken into police custody. She was charged with hindering prosecution, conspiracy to commit larceny and conspiracy to commit robbery. She was held on a $250,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

The male suspect, identified as Eric Sheridan, 36, was released from the hospital Thursday. He was arrested on a violation of probation charge and held on a $100,000 bond. Police said charges in connection with the bank robbery are forthcoming.

The investigation is ongoing.

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