SOUTHINGTON – Police are looking for a man accused of robbing a local bank Friday morning, triggering schools to go into a secure mode while the suspect was on the run.
At about 11:14 a.m., a lone male entered the TD Bank, at 121 Main St., and tried to make a fraudulent transaction with another person’s identification. When the scheme went awry, the suspect handed the teller a note, demanding money and implying he had a weapon, according to police. No weapon was displayed during the incident.
The man was handed an unreleased amount of cash and fled the scene.
No injuries were reported.
As a precaution, the superintendent placed the town's schools into a secure mode - during which time classes resume, but no one is allowed in or out of the buildings - immediately after the robbery.
The bank for much of the afternoon was sealed off with caution tape, as a heavy presence of police officers investigated the robbery report. It appeared as though customers were not allowed inside during this time.
Police in the afternoon were still looking for the suspect, who has been described as a white male in his early- to mid-30s, standing about 6 feet tall, wearing a North Face winter hat, a dark sweatshirt, dark jeans and work boots. Police released surveillance photos of the suspect, asking for the public’s help identifying him.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Justin Muszynski on Twitter@muszynskiBP.