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Greenwich Bank Robber Who Disrupted Metro-North Service Remains At Large

Suspect Held Up Bank Just Before 5 P.M. Wednesday

GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork)A bank robber who pulled a heist in Greenwich remained on the loose Thursday after setting off a SWAT team search aboard a commuter train the day before.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, the robber carried out a bold daytime heist at the People’s United Bank just a half a block from the Metro-North station before 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

“Officers responded to the area. We shut down the trains, both north and south, with the assistance of the MTA police. That suspect is still currently at large,” Greenwich Police Lt. Kraig Gray told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams. “Officers responded on the report of a bank robbery in which a suspect had entered the bank and intimated that he had a weapon. That suspect spoke to the teller in Spanish.”

Heavily armed officers checked the tracks and the trains, car by car. The stranded passengers said they were told to keep their hands raised as the officers combed the train. Search dogs were also brought in to try to find the suspect.

The New Haven line was shut down for about 40 minutes during rush hour, with service resuming around 5:45 p.m.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect robbing the People’s United Bank on Greenwich Avenue. The man is seen wearing a beige fedora-style hat, sunglasses and a white shirt with a beige tie. Police described him as Hispanic with a stocky build.

The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said the suspect may be armed.

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