Metro-North Trains Halted as Police Search for Bank Robber

Police believe he may have entered one of the trains

By Ari Mason
|  Thursday, Aug 29, 2013  |  Updated 6:24 AM EDT
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Search for Armed Bank Robber Sparks Metro-North Scare

Police search for an armed bank robber on a Metro-North train

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Search for Armed Bank Robber Sparks Metro-North Scare

Police stopped trains at a Connecticut Metro-North station at the height of the evening rush Wednesday as they searched for an armed robber who'd held up a nearby bank. Checkey Beckford reports.
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Police stopped trains at a Connecticut Metro-North station at the height of the evening rush Wednesday as they searched for an armed robber who'd held up a nearby bank. 

Commuters said they were told to duck down as officers came through the cars. Two trains were held and searched, and the rail was shut down for about an hour at 5 p.m., Metro-North said.

Greenwich police Lt. Kraig Gray said the suspect may have been armed.

Gray told the Greenwich Times the man implied to a teller at the People's United Bank branch that he had a weapon but didn't show one. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Matt Stymacks of Fairfield told the newspaper he was at the northbound platform in Greenwich at 5 p.m. and noticed one or two police cars.

Then he and other commuters saw about a dozen police cars and officers with rifles and police dogs. "So for a brief moment, everybody was pretty freaked out," Stymacks said.

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