State Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

Connecticut state police have arrested a man charged with robbing a bank in Essex.

According to Lt. J. Paul Vance, troopers responded to the Bank of America at 125 Westbrook Road around 10a.m. Saturday for a report of an active bank robbery. A witness told troopers upon arrival that a suspect vehicle fled the area headed north on Route 153.

Police say Essex Resident State Trooper TFC David Tretter, who was off duty, and TFC James Matlock were in the area of Route 153 and located and stopped the suspect vehicle, a Subaru station wagon.

The suspect, 33-year-old Joshua Green of Niantic, was taken into custody. Currency stolen from the bank was found in the vehicle, according to police.

Green is charged with third-degree robbery, first-degree larceny, and operating a motor vehicle without a license. He was help on a $200,000 bond and is expected to appear in Middletown Superior Court Monday.

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