GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich detectives are still working the case of a brazen bank robber who struck the same branch twice in two days and later led officers on a wild door-to-door search, police said.
The suspect hit the Chase Bank on East Putnam Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday, after robbing the Citgo gas station on Monday, Capt. Kraig Gray said.
Police released new photos of the suspect taken from security footage at a nearby business. He appears to have a tattoo on his neck and short blonde hair. Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s tipline at 1-800-372-1176 or email at email@example.com.
The search began Friday night after police determined that the suspect was at the JHouse, Greenwich Time said. But he took off in a Range Rover — becoming airborne twice — as officers engaged in pursuit onto I-95, Greenwich Time said. He abandoned the Range Rover and ran across three lanes of traffic to escape capture.
Officers went door-to-door and searched backyards and helicopters flew overhead as the manhunt continued, but the suspect eluded capture, according to the Greenwich Police Department.
Police searched the Range Rover abandoned near Exit 5. Officers from the Stamford Police Department and MTA police searched the neighborhood as well.
Officers in bulletproof vests were spotted in the area with guns drawn, some with rifles, as the search continued for hours, Greenwich Time said.
The police manhunt continued until about 9:30 p.m. Friday. "Search is over ... No one injured. Suspect still at large but not in our town," police said via Twitter.
At about 10:15 p.m. Friday, Greenwich police said the suspect was likely out of state. "Our suspect is now believed to have stolen a car in Port Chester. Suspect has been spotted in Pennsylvania and PA police are in pursuit," police said via Twitter.
Police also said via Twitter that "the suspect either crashed or bailed out of the car and PA State Police are in foot pursuit."
Later, Greenwich police said the suspect eluded the Pennsylvania State Police. "They ceased operations at 2 a.m. [Saturday] in the area of Harrisburg Pa. They recovered the stolen Range Rover," police said via Twitter.
No Greenwich officers left Connecticut, police said.
The suspect first hit the Citgo station in Cos Cob on Monday night, then robbed the Chase Bank on East Putnam Avenue in Riverside on Tuesday morning and then returned again on Wednesday afternoon. He was armed with a gun in all the robberies, police said.
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