Police Have Rocky Hill Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

Rocky Hill police have a suspect in custody who implied he had a gun in the robbery of a bank on the Silas Deane Highway, police said.

Officers responded to the Citizens Bank at 1780 Silas Deane Highway on Oct. 19 at 11:40 a.m. after receiving a report of a robbery there.

A man with a "severe limp" came into the bank and demanded money, stating that he had a gun, police said. No weapon was ever shown.

The bank robber is described as a man who's 5-foot-8, of medium build and has a scruffy beard, police said. He was also wearing jeans, a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood on his head and dark sunglasses.

A K-9 unit tracked the bank robber to a nearby parking lot, but couldn't initially find him. Police believe he then took off in a vehicle waiting in that area for him. Now police have a suspect in custody being processed on charges of robbery and narcotics, police said.

The Connecticut Bankers Association is offering a $500 reward for anyone with information that leads to the identification of the suspected bank robber and his arrest, police said.

Rocky Hill Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the robbery and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Roy Bombaci at 860-258-7640.

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