Bank Robber, 73, Arrested At Connecticut Retirement Community: Police

Authorities say they arrested a 73-year-old bank robbery suspect at his Connecticut retirement community.

The elderly man is accused of robbing the People’s Bank branch on Shippan Avenue in Stamford Thursday, according to authorities.

Stamford police said that the 73-year-old allegedly hit the bank in the morning, telling tellers to fill a green recycling bag with cash. Afterward, he took off in an older green Volvo.

Officers were then dispatched to retirement communities and nursing homes around Stamford to try to track down the suspect. They eventually found the man’s car outside a home on Courtland Avenue.

He allegedly denied robbing the bank when questioned by police, who said that the bag used in the robbery and the jacket the robber was wearing were in plain view.

When the officers mentioned that they saw the bag and jacket, the man allegedly relented and told police he was behind the robbery.

Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin told the Stamford Advocate, which first reported the crime, that the man had decided to rob the bank Thursday morning.

“He said he has since realized that this was a stupid idea and is fully cooperating with investigators at this point,” Conklin said.

The man is facing robbery, threatening and larceny charges.

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