GREENWICH, Conn. — Police were searching for a man who robbed the Patriot National Bank at gunpoint at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and was last seen fleeing into Port Chester, N.Y., after a police pursuit, Greenwich Police said.
The suspect entered the bank at 100 Mason St., displayed a handgun and demanded cash from a teller, police said. The teller complied with the suspect's demand, and the suspect fled with the money, police said.
No one was injured during the robbery.
The suspect was described as a white man standing 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7, with an average build, police said. He was wearing a winter hat, a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and light colored sneakers.
The suspect also attempted to obscure his facial feature by applying some sort of dark colored makeup, police said.
After fleeing the bank, the suspect was seen by a witness getting into a vehicle and leaving the area, police said. The vehicle was quickly located by a Greenwich police officer as it entered I-95 southbound at Exit 3, police said.
The officer activated his overhead lights and sirens, but the suspect refused to pull over and engaged the officer in pursuit, police said. Shortly after crossing into New York State, the suspect sideswiped another vehicle and crashed, police said. The suspect immediately fled that crash scene and engaged the officer in a foot pursuit off I-95 and into the Port Chester Police Department's jurisdiction, police said.
The Greenwich Police Department, the Port Chester Police Department, and other surrounding New York agencies continued to search for the suspect Wednesday evening. The investigation remained open and active, police said.
The Westchester County police dispatched its helicopter unit and Special Response Team to assist Port Chester police, according to Kieran O'Leary, a county police spokesman.
Police were searching near Home Depot at Midland Plaza and along Interstate 95 in Port Chester, according to O'Leary.
Police said a Chevy Silverado stolen from residence on Alto Avenue in Port Chester and recovered in the Bronx may be connected to the bank robber, police said.
Greenwich police recovered a weapon on an embankment under I-95 during the search after the suspect fled, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the armed bank robbery or the suspect is asked to contact the Greenwich Police Department. If you wish to remain anonymous call the Tipline at 203-622-3333 or 1-800-372-1176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jon Craig contributed to this report.
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