Wolcott Police nab Webster Bank robber at his home

Dashon Russell (Photo provided by the Wolcott Police Department)


WOLCOTT, Conn. (WTNH) — Wolcott Police detectives went to the home of the suspected Webster Bank robber from Wednesday morning and took him into custody.

Police were able to positively identify Dashon Russell as the man who robbed the Webster Bank at 710 Wolcott Rd in Wolcott this morning at 10:36 a.m. Russell, who had fled the bank with a little over $1250.00 dropped the money near the roadway after the dye pack exploded. The money was recovered.

Immediately after the robbery, photos of the 19-year-old Russell, had been released to the media, as well as put on the Wolcott Police Department Facebook page. Webster Bank offered a $500.00 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect. A few hours after the photos were broadcast, detectives received a tip as to Russell’s identity. After Russell’s address was located Wolcott Police responded and made contact with Russell’s family, who were cooperative. Family members made contact with Russell, who agreed to come home. At approximately 5:10 p.m., Russell arrived at his home in Naugatuck where he was placed under arrest, and charged for robbery second-degree and larceny.

Russell is also a suspect in another bank robbery that occurred on Highland Av. in Waterbury a couple of hours after the Wolcott bank robbery. That robbery is being investigated by the Waterbury Police Detective Bureau.

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