Bank robber breaks into home, slits throat

Surveillance photo of Brain Jacobs at TD Bank.
Surveillance photo of Brain Jacobs at TD Bank.

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A suspect in a bank robbery apparently killed himself Tuesday after trying to elude police.

The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Brian Jacobs. Schools in the area were briefly locked down during the police chase.

Wrecked car believed involved in a bank robbery in Southington, Sept. 2, 2014. (WTNH / Tim Clune)
Wrecked car believed involved in a bank robbery in Southington, Sept. 2, 2014. (WTNH / Tim Clune)

It all started when Jacobs tried to rob the TD Bank branch at 921 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. There was a chase, but the Jacob’s car crashed.

Then according to police, Jacobs ran into a neighborhood, where he broke into someone’s home. The homeowner’s weren’t there at the time. Police tell us while inside of the house Jacobs took his life by slitting his throat.

2014 09 02 southington 02 Bank robber breaks into home, slits throat When officers found Jacobs they immediately called an ambulance and he was transported to St Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The lockdowns at strong Elementary School and JFK Middle School were lifted at 10:15 “after it was determined that there was no threat to the schools or the community,” police said.

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