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Armed Bank Robbery Under Investigation

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Connecticut State Police are investigating an armed bank robbery in Kent.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. this morning, state police troopers received a report of an armed bank robbery that had just taken place at the Bank of America located on Rt.7 in Kent.

Police secured the scene and initiated a criminal investigation, searching for the suspect with manpower and State Police K-9 teams.

Witnesses state that a male suspect entered the bank, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from a teller. The suspect then fled on foot to a blue vehicle with an undetermined amount of cash. The vehicle was spotted fleeing on Rt. 7 southbound in Kent. No one was injured as a result of the robbery.

The suspect is described as a male 6′ 180 lb, wearing a white hard hat, ski mask, goggles, pea coat over a hoodie, black pants, and white sneakers.

Connecticut State Police Major Crime Detectives recovered physical and forensic evidence from the crime scene and interviewed several witnesses.

New York State Police reported to Connecticut State Police that they had recovered a possible suspect vehicle in Armenia, New York. The vehicle is believed to have been used in the robbery.

As the investigation continues, troopers are asking anyone with any information  regarding the robbery or anyone who witnessed something suspicious around the bank this morning to contact State Police at 869 626-7900. All calls will be kept confidential.

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