WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The West Hartford Police Department is investigating a robbery at the People’s Bank inside Stop & Shop Wednesday, following a string of bank robberies over the past week.

Police responded to a report of a hold-up alarm around 2:20 p.m. at 176 Newington Rd. The bank was robbed and suspects fled the scene before officers arrived on the scene, police said. There were no injuries from the incident.

While there is no threat to the public, police are asking people to avoid the area due to the ongoing police investigation.

The incident follows a robbery at the People’s Bank inside Stop & Shop on North Main Street in Southington on Monday, as well as robberies at People’s Banks this past Saturday in Glastonbury and in Watertown on Friday.

Authorities have not said if the robberies are connected.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or who witnessed the incident in West Hartford is urged to contact the WHPD at (860) 523-5203 or use the WHPD Tip Line at (860) 570-8969.

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