New Haven police search for suspect in bank robbery

Surveillance photo of the People's Bank robbery suspect. (New Haven Police)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–  Police are searching for the man who allegedly robbed a bank inside a New Haven grocery store on Saturday afternoon.

Police say at around 12:30 p.m., officers responded to the People’s Bank branch within the Stop & Shop supermarket at 112 Amity Road to reports of a robbery.

The bank teller told officers she had given up an amount of cash to a man who demanded it. Police say no weapon was displayed or simulated. The robber then fled the area but it’s unknown if he was on foot or in a vehicle.

The robber is described as a white man who wore a button-down long-sleeved shirt, denim blue jeans, a camouflaged baseball cap and dark sunglasses.

Police released surveillance photos of the suspect. They ask anyone who recognizes the suspect to contact detectives at 203-946-6304.

Detectives say they are also looking into similarities between this robbery and two other bank robberies that happened in Shelton on an earlier date.

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