State and Plainfield police are searching for the man who robbed Citizens Bank in Plainfield Monday afternoon. Police say the man did not show a weapon during the 3:14 p.m. robbery. As he left the bank, Plainfield police say a dye packet exploded, scattering some of the cash in the parking lot of the bank at 16 Railroad Avenue.
The suspect was seen leaving the area in a blue 2002 Jeep Liberty with Connecticut license plates. Plainfield police say the vehicle is registered to a Wallingford address. After a description of the vehicle was broadcast to police, troopers spotted it and pursued it for several miles before the suspect crashed on Route 316 in Hebron and fled on foot.
Schools in Hebron were locked down as police searched the area for the suspect, who is described as a white male between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He has hazel eyes and is in his mid-thirties. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, work boots, a black mock turtleneck and a navy blue hooded sweatshirt. He wore a black mask during the robbery. Police say he may have red dye on him from the dye pack.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call State Police at 860-537-7500 or Plainfield police at 860-564-0804. The Plainfield Police Department’s anonymous tip line can also be used by calling 860-564-7065.