The man suspected of abducting a woman from a Bristol business, blindfolding her and holding her hostage while robbing a bank on Wednesday is also accused of calling fake bomb threats into Hartford police and NBC Connecticut has obtained the 911 calls.
Police said Robert Du Perry, 51, used the victim’s cell phone to call 911.
“Bombs in buildings all over city. Put them on the phone now. This is ISIS calling. We are in your house,” he said.
Then the dispatcher responded.
“Oh, you’re in my house?” she asked.
“This is not a prank. Stop trying to get the location of the phone,” the caller responded. “You have 11 bombs in your Gold Building on Main Street. There are four bombs in the post office. You have three bombs in the police station. You have until 5 o’clock to evacuate the buildings and then they will be detonated.”
When the dispatcher asked the caller for his name, he hung up the phone.
The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Robert Du Perry and police took him into custody on Wednesday.
The victim told police that Du Perry told her several times that he had bombs with him, but officers did not find any bombs or bomb-making material.
Du Perry has been charged in connection with the Bristol violations, but not for the alleged bomb threats.
Bristol police charged him with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree larceny, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, assault of victim over 60, criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a pistol without a permit, first-degree burglary, first-degree threatening, engaging an officer in a pursuit and reckless driving.
Du Perry appeared in court on Thursday, where bond was set at $1.3 million.
A public defender is representing him and he's due back in court on Aug. 11.