UPDATE: Cops Catch Bank of America Robbery Suspect

Middletown Police arrested Bruce Vaughan, 47, Saturday evening in an apartment in Hartford after they say he stole $7,000 from a Middletown bank earlier that morning.


A 47-year-old man was arrested late Saturday after say he robbed the Bank of America branch on Washington Street earlier that morning, making off with $7,000 in cash.

He was charged with second-degree robbery and second-degree larceny.

With the help of a citizen and the Investigative Services Division, by 1 p.m., police say the suspect was found to be Bruce Vaughan, of no certain address. He was tracked to an apartment in Hartford by 10 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident, and, the report says, confessed to the robbery.

Vaughan has a criminal history that includes numerous burglary, larceny and failure to appear charges.

Earlier version:

Police are investigating a bank robbery Saturday morning at the branch at 895 Washington St.

According to police, at 9:14 a.m. officers were dispatched after someone called to report that there was a robbery in progress. A white man of medium build and assumed to be in his 40s had handed a teller a note demanding cash and implying that he had a gun, according to police.

No one was injured during the incident, police said.

Officers patrolling the area responded to the bank within seconds, but the lone suspect had already fled on foot toward prior to police arriving and after receiving the cash.

A Middletown Police K-9 officer and his partner responded and started to track the suspect, described as being 5’11” tall, with dark hair and the beginnings of a gray beard. Despite their efforts, police said that the suspect might have fled in a waiting vehicle.

The Investigative Services Division responded and detectives processed the crime scene and will continue to investigate the incident.

The is asking anyone with any information regarding the robbery or can identify the suspect, to contact the department at (860) 344-3200.


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