New Haven police investigate bank robbery in Long Wharf


Police are investigating a bank robbery in the Long Wharf section of New Haven on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say that at around 12:40 p.m., officers responded to the Bank of America, at 250 Sargent Drive, for the report of a bank robbery. 

Police said a man handed a bank teller a note, acted as if he had a weapon, and took an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber left the bank in a minivan, which police said have found on Rosette Street a short time later.

Photo: New Haven Police

Police described the robber as a Hispanic man in his early 40s who is around 5′ 8” and has dark hair. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and gray sweater.

There is no word on if anyone was injured or if the suspect had a weapon during the robbery.

Officers are still on scene gathering information.

Police said the Connecticut Bankers Reward Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the robbery suspect’s arrest.

Anyone with information on the robbery is urged to contact detectives at 203-946-6304.

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