Suspect in Ansonia Bank Robbery Arrested

Ansonia police have arrested a suspect in a bank robbery. 

Bruce Rowley, 26, of Derby, is suspected of robbing Webster Bank at 200 Division St. in Ansonia on Wednesday and police arrested him after a chase from Rhode Island into Connecticut. 

Police said two people identified Rowley as the robber and Detectives obtained an arrest warrant and search warrants for Rowley, his residence and a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which police said Rowley used during the robbery. They also entered the Jeep into a nationwide database as wanted. 

Rhode Island State Police found Rowley driving the Jeep south on Interstate 95 and tried to stop the car, but Rowley led Rhode Island state troopers in a pursuit that eventually entered Connecticut, police said. 

Connecticut state troopers from Troop E in Montville joined in the pursuit and the chase ended at exit 89 on I-95 in Connecticut after they used spike strips to flatten the tires on the Jeep. 

Police said a Rhode Island State Police K9 bit Rowley in the arm while authorities were taking him into custody. 

After he was arrested, Rowley confessed to committing the robbery, according to police. 

Rowley has been charged with robbery in the second degree and larceny in the fourth degree. 

He was held on a $100,000 bond and transported to Derby Superior Court. 

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