Norwich Police arrest New York man who allegedly attempted to rob a bank

Maximilian Beres (Photo: Norwich Police)

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — Norwich Police arrested a New York man who allegedly attempted to rob a bank Saturday morning.

According to police, at 11:50 a.m. officers responded to a report of a suspicious male behind the Dime Bank on West Town Street. They say when officers arrived, they found the accused, 30-year-old Maximilian Beres of Port Jefferson Station, New York, in close proximity to the bank.

Officials say his vehicle was parked in a secluded area of the bank and Beres was found wearing several layers of clothing. They say he was also found to be armed with two knives.

According to officers, based on evidence found in the investigation, they were able to quickly discover he was plotting to rob the Dime Bank before it closed.

Beres was found to have an extensive criminal history, which included a prior arrest for a bank robbery in New York in May. Authorities say because of alert citizens and the thorough investigation by officers, Beres was unable to complete the crime.

Beres was placed under arrest and held in lieu of a $250,000 bond. He is facing charges of criminal attempt at robbery, criminal attempt at larceny, carrying a dangerous weapon and illegal possession a motor vehicle marker plate.

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