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West Hartford Police Seeking Bank Robbery Suspect

Suspect in robbery of American Eagle Financial Credit Union. Courtesy of West Hartford Police

A man implying he had a gun robbed the American Eagle Financial Credit Union in West Hartford Monday and is still at large.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police are seeking a suspect who robbed the American Eagle Financial Credit Union at 1245 New Britain Ave. at 2:33 p.m. Monday, handing the teller a note and implying that he had a gun and would shoot if the teller did not turn over a specified amount of money.

In a news release, police said, “Based on the note and the suspect’s conduct, the teller believed the threat to be legitimate,” however, a firearm was not displayed.

The suspect fled with cash, police said, but they did not specify the amount.

A K-9 track was initiated, but was not successful in locating the man.

The suspect, seen in a video surveillance image provided by police, is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic.

He appears to be in his mid- to late-20s, approximately 5-feet 10-inches tall, with “a thin mustache and beard,” police said. He was wearing a gray/blue hooded sweatshirt with a penguin image on the front, dark pants, and was also wearing gold-rimmed glasses.

According to police the suspect was carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Hartford Police at 860-523-5203.

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