NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) – Norwich police are on the hunt for an alleged bank robber who is believed to be responsible for a string of robberies in the city.
The Liberty Bank at the Salem Turnpike is believed to be the suspect’s latest target. According to police, just before 3 p.m. the suspect went inside Liberty Bank, demanded money and exited with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police said the suspect did not show a weapon.
According to authorities, the currency was later located in the parking lot of Liberty Bank.
Norwich police received a call from the CorePlus Credit Union stating a man had just committed a robbery at that location and fled with $500. Officers learned the description of the suspect matched that of the robber at Liberty Bank.
The suspect has been described as a white man, who is possibly Hispanic. Police said the suspect was seen wearing a burgundy shirt, jean shorts, white ankle socks and sneakers.
CorePlus Credit Union employees said the suspect fled into the woods across from the location. Police officers then initiated a K9 search.
Police said they belive the suspect changed clothing after the CorePlus Credit Union robbery.
Police said a dye pack exploded during the robbery and may be visible on the alleged bank robber.
Authorities believe the suspect is also behind two bank robberies that occurred in Norwich last week. The Chelsea Groton Bank on West Main Street and the Dime Bank on Norwich Avenue were both robbed on Aug. 7.
Police do not believe the suspect is a threat to the public, but anyone who sees the suspect is asked not to approach but to immediately call police.
Anyone with information about bank robberies is asked to contact the Norwich Detective Division at (860) 886-5561 at Ext. #7, by emailing Det. Seidel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the department’s anonymous tip line at (860) 886-5561 at Ext. #4.