Bank officials and FBI in Connecticut released surveillance photos Tuesday of a group of armed bank robbers who have struck at least five banks and stolen almost $500,000 since September 2010.
Authorities are looking for three to five men who have entered banks armed with handguns and wearing work clothes and dark masks. The men subdue the patrons and tellers, then ransack the teller drawers before escaping, according to New Haven FBI Special Agent in Charge Kimberly Mertz.
No one has been injured in the robberies, Mertz said.
FBI spokesman told NBC 4 New York, “The gang appears to be very well organized. They don’t speak and have assigned roles and then switch cars as they escape."
Investigators believe the group is responsible for the robberies of the Fairfield County Bank in Fairfield on Sept. 24, 2010; the New Alliance Bank in Orange on Dec. 28, 2010; the Naugatuck Savings Bank in Southbury on April 20, 2011; the Webster Bank in Cromwell on Oct. 7, 2011; and the Connex Credit Union in Wallingford on April 19, 2012.
A white Cadillac Deville, model year 2000 to 2002, was seen in the area of the Webster Bank robbery in Cromwell and is considered of interest to investigators.
The FBI, Connecticut State Police, Fairfield, Orange, Cromwell, and Wallingford Police Departments are all investigating and are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.
The FBI is asking anyone with information regarding the robberies to call the FBI New Haven at 203-777-6311. All calls will be kept confidential.
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