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Police: Bank Robber Strikes Downtown Greenwich Again

A surveillance photo shows the suspect in the robbery of a JPMorgan Chase Bank in Greenwich on  Thursday.
A surveillance photo shows the suspect in the robbery of a JPMorgan Chase Bank in Greenwich on Thursday. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department
The suspect in the Thursday bank robbery, above, has been linked to a bank robbery last week in Greenwich.
The suspect in the Thursday bank robbery, above, has been linked to a bank robbery last week in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department
A surveillance photo shows the suspect in the robbery of a JPMorgan Chase Bank in Greenwich on  Thursday.
A surveillance photo shows the suspect in the robbery of a JPMorgan Chase Bank in Greenwich on Thursday. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department
The suspect in Thursday's bank robbery in Greenwich, above, is also sought in another bank robbery in town as well as one in Linden, N.J.
The suspect in Thursday's bank robbery in Greenwich, above, is also sought in another bank robbery in town as well as one in Linden, N.J. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The bank robber who hit a People's United Bank in Greenwich on Aug. 28 struck again Thursday afternoon -- and he is now sought in a total of three bank robberies, Greenwich police said.

A man entered the JPMorgan Chase Bank at 137 W. Putnam Ave. at about 4:25 p.m. Thursday and demanded cash with a note, Greenwich Police Lt. Kraig Gray said in an email. The man was similar in appearance, stature and conduct to the same suspect that robbed the People’s Bank in town last week, Gray said.

On Thursday, he threatened to shoot the teller if the teller didn't follow his instructions and gestured toward his waistband, Gray said.

The man spoke to the teller in English, however, he had a strong Spanish accent, Gray said. The robber was given several thousand dollars and left, Gray said.

Police believe he went around the corner and fled in an older black midsize sedan, which was described as "dingy" with tinted or smoked-out windows, Gray said.

In addition, just hours before the heist at the Chase Bank branch, police had announced that the suspect in the People's United Bank robbery had been linked to the robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Linden, N.J., on Aug. 20.

The manhunt for the suspect after the Aug. 28 robbery in Greenwich led Metro-North to stop trains at the nearby station and caused hours of delays.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a short Hispanic male of medium build from 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6. He was wearing a black baseball cap with a straight brim, a gray thermal type shirt and dark pants in the bank robbery Thursday.

No injuries were reported in the robberies, and police were continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greenwich Police Department's confidential tip line by calling 203-622-3333 or 800-372-1176 or emailing tips@greenwichct.org.

Read more about the links between the Greenwich and New Jersey bank robberies here on The Daily Voice.

The Aug. 28 bank robbery in Greenwich stopped trains for hours. See photos of the suspect and details of that robbery here on The Daily Voice.

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