Bridgeport man robs bank with object that appears to be a gun, flees in taxi


FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have arrested a man in connection to a bank robbery in Fairfield Tuesday morning.

Just before noon, Fairfield Police received a report of a bank robbery at Key Bank at 1761 Post Road.

The suspect, later identified as William Johnson, 42, of Bridgeport, reportedly pointed what appeared to be a handgun at the Key Bank tellers and demanded they give him money. Johnson then drove away from the bank in a gray taxi heading north.

Fairfield and Bridgeport police departments coordinated with area taxi companies to track down the taxi Johnson was driving and caught up with him on East Main Street.

When the police arrested Johnson, they found the money from Key Bank in his backpack. Detectives on the scene determined that the suspect didn’t use a handgun, though Johnson insinuated that he had a firearm.

The police are charging Johnson with first-degree robbery and second-degree larceny. He is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.

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