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Greenwich Police Release Photo Of Bank Robbery Suspect Who Stopped Trains

The suspect in the robbery of the People's United Bank at 410 Greenwich Ave. in Greenwich is captured on surveillance video. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department
Greenwich police released this surveillance video photo of the suspect in a Wednesday bank robbery in town. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich police released a photo of a man suspected of robbing a bank late Wednesday afternoon and fleeing, forcing the shutdown of the Metro-North trains on the nearby New Haven Line.

A man robbed the People's United Bank at 410 Greenwich Ave. near the downtown Greenwich train station at about 5 p.m., police said.

The suspect went up to a teller and implied he had a weapon but did not display it, police said. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Despite earlier reports that the suspect had fired a gun at police, "No shots were fired," Police Lt. Kraig Gray said in an email.

Metro-North cut all power to trains at the station while police searched for the suspect, Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said.

MTA police searched the tracks and two trains stopped at the station, Anders said.

The trains were stopped for about an hour in both directions. Even after trains resumed service at about 6 p.m., residual delays of about an hour occurred along the New Haven Line, Metro-North said.

The man, described as a short, heavy-set Hispanic man wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses, was not found, police said.

The police investigation of the bank robbery was continuing.

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