A 42-year-old Willimantic man is suspected of stealing money from a bank in Mansfield on Wednesday, but he has not yet been charged in connection with the bank robbery.
State troopers responded to the TD Bank North at 95 Storrs Road at 4:37 p.m. after a man wearing a baseball hat, glasses and a sweatshirt demanded money from the teller, police said.
The man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and got into a light-colored, smaller-sized pickup and fled in an unknown direction, police said.
Police said they located the suspect, 42-year-old Mervin Bundy, of Willimantic, after a UConn police officer saw a vehicle matching the description from the robbery and alerted authorities on what direction it was going.
Police said they found the vehicle parked at the Hawthorn Suites hotel in Manchester and apprehended Bundy when he tried to flee.
Bundy had cash and narcotics and was under the influence, according to police, and was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for a medical issue.
Bundy was charged with operating a vehicle when the registration or license if suspended or revoked, reckless driving, operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a narcotic.
Charges connected to the bank robbery are pending.