FBI Offers Reward to Solve Bank Robberies

A group of three to five men are believed to be behind an almost two-year long bank robbery spree.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is trying to find a group believed to have committed a string of serial armed bank robberies.

To help find the group, the FBI and the banks are offering tens of thousands of dollars in reward money for information that leads to arrests and convictions.

Between September 2010 and April of this year, a group of three to five armed men has struck at five banks across the state.

The men have worn work clothes and dark masks when they entered the banks, held patrons and tellers at gunpoint, ransacked the teller drawers and escaped, according to a news release from the FBI New Haven Field Office.

The same group is believed to have robbed Fairfield County Bank in Fairfield on Sept. 24, 2010 and New Alliance Bank, in Orange, two months later, on Dec. 28. The bank has since changed its name to First Niagara Bank.

Four months later, on April 20, 2011, the Naugatuck Savings Bank in Southbury was robbed . On Oct. 7, 2011, they robbed Webster Bank in Cromwell.

The last robber the group is considered responsible for happened at Connex Credit Union in Wallingford on April 19.
The FBI is offering $50,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the bank robbers.

The five banks are also offering rewards of up to $10,000.

The FBI, Connecticut State Police, police departments in Fairfield, Orange, Cromwell and Wallingford, along with the Connecticut Bankers Reward Association are investigating.

According to the FBI, a white Cadillac Deville, model year 2000 to 2002, was seen in the area of the Webster Bank robbery in Cromwell, and is considered of interest to the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding these bank robberies is being asked to call the FBI New Haven at 203.777.6311.

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