Police Arrest Suspect in Waterbury Bank Robbery

Police have arrested a suspect in a bank robbery in Waterbury Tuesday afternoon.

William Saunders, 40, of Waterbury, is suspected of robbing TD Bank at 2 West Main St., according to police.

Police responded to the bank at 1:31 p.m. Tuesday. They said the man who robbed the bank handed a teller a note that indicated he was robbing the bank and demanded cash.

After the teller handed him the cash, the man ran out of the bank toward Phoenix Avenue, police said.

A description of the suspect was radioed to all patrol units.

Amid a search of surrounding neighborhoods, a patrol sergeant found a discarded sweatshirt, which matched the description from the robbery, behind the North End Recreational Center.

Minutes later, officers found a person matching the description of the suspect in the area of Giles Street and Walnut Avenue.

Saunders was arrested and charged with robbery in the second degree and larceny in the sixth degree.

He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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