State Police trying to identify Canterbury bank robbery suspect

(Surveillance photo provided by Connecticut State Police)

CANTERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man that held up a bank on Westminster Road Friday morning.

Just before 9:10 a.m., surveillance photos show the suspect entering the Canterbury branch of Savings Institute Bank & Trust, located at 180 Westminster Road, also known as Route 14. According to Troopers, the suspect entered the bank, implied that he had a weapon, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

(Surveillance photo provided by Connecticut State Police)
(Surveillance photo provided by Connecticut State Police)

The thief then left the bank on foot, and ran west on Route 14. State Police believe he may have fled in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle.

The suspect is described as a white man, standing 5′ 7″ tall, in his late forties to early fifties with a brown beard. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a maroon sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a black New York Yankees baseball cap.

If you recognize this man, or have any information that could help Troopers in their investigation, you’re asked to call Connecticut State Police Troop D at 860-779-4900.

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