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Madison Bank Robbed With Customers Inside [Video]

Liberty Bank robbery in Madison at 2:42 p.m. has some similarities to First Niagara Bank robbery in Essex at 5 p.m. state police say; Reward being offered for information leading to arrest of suspects.

Liberty Bank in Madison, at 859 Boston Post Road, was held up Friday at 2:42 p.m., police said. Connecticut State Police at Troop in Westbrook say the robbery in Madison bears some similarities to a robbery that occured at the First Niagara Bank in Essex around 5 p.m. Friday.

State police declined to specify the similarities.

Madison police released the following statement Friday night about the robbery in Madison Friday afternoon:

"On 11/18/2011 at 1442 hours, the Madison Police Department responded to a hold-up at Liberty Bank, 859 Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut, an undisclosed amount of money was taken.

Wanted in connection with the robbery is a white male subject, between 5’9” and 5’10”, with medium build.  At the time of the robbery, the subject was wearing a hospital mask and a blue “hoody” sweatshirt. 

Subject fled north to a waiting vehicle, reward offered

The subject fled north to the rear of Liberty Bank to a waiting vehicle.  The vehicle is described as a dark-blue 1990’s Geo Tracker with a soft top and dark gray primer on the passenger side door.  The vehicle also had a spare tire attached to the rear of the vehicle.  The vehicle was last seen traveling north on Scotland Road in Madison.  Photographs of the suspect vehicle are attached below.

Anyone having information regarding the subject or the subject vehicle should contact the Madison Police Department: (203) 245-2721.  There is a reward for information that leads to the capture and arrest of the subject(s) involved."

Madison police say that there were customers inside the bank when the robbery occurred, but they would not say how many. They said no one was hurt during the robbery. The suspect fled out of the back of the bank, and shed some of his clothing during his escape, apparently tossing his mask, hat, and gloves while fleeing, police said.

Suspect flees through Mews, then down Scotland Road, shedding articles of clothing

The suspect fled through the back parking lot of the bank, through the parking lot of the Mews, an upscale condominium complex right behind Liberty Bank. The suspect then fled down Scotland Avenue, where some articles of clothing were later found, police said.

Connecticut state police say that the First Niagara Bank at 63 Main Street in Essex was robbed around 5 p.m. Friday in a case that bore some similarities to the Madison case. No customers were inside the Essex bank when it was robbed, police say.

State police said initial reports indicate that a weapon was not shown by the perpetrators.

Nerissa November 19, 2011 at 03:20 AM
How about the robbers are stealing from honest hard working Americans?
Edward November 19, 2011 at 01:28 PM
"Honest" and "hard working" really? You must be one of those 1%'ers This is why there is an 'Occupy Wall Street" and other activity like this all of our country; you must be liberal. The only hard work that bankers do is try to find and way to fleece us of our hard earned money that we (at least mine anyway) honestly earned by working hard. I work hard, they (bankers, lawyers, a lot of pill pushing doctors, stock, bond and commodity traders and politicians) hardly work. They are the the root of the selfish greed, vanity and out right evil that has brought this town, state and country down to its low levels that we are at now; all for the sake of power that they seek from trying to be richer than their neighbor. It is pathetic, arrogance, greed and inflated bravado all wrapped up into a lot of people! The corporate bankers are the ones that I refer to, not the people that work at the branches, just to make the record clear.
Elizabeth November 19, 2011 at 01:51 PM
How nice - defending a bank robber! I suppose if you were at the bank when this was happening, you would have cheered him on. Great way to get your point across.
Lucy-Ann Bach November 19, 2011 at 02:12 PM
Oh, Edward!! You drank the cool aid! Dig into the recent history for the facts. It was the Federal government which, in a most appalling way, forced the banks to grant the impossible loans to those who could never repay [while shouting "redlining"!]. In order to defend themselves from being ruined, they devised these infamous, contorted "bundles". Place blame where it belongs. Arm yourself with some facts / read "Architects of Ruin", researched and brilliantly written by Peter Schweizer
Nerissa November 19, 2011 at 03:11 PM
Not a 1%er and not a liberal. I find it interesting when people have trouble making their points they tend to start to find baseless accusations about someone who disagrees with them. Who do you think has to cover the loss of that money from a bank? Goodness knows it doesn't come out of the CEO's paycheck....
Matt November 19, 2011 at 03:23 PM
Don't even pay attention to him. Replying is just feeding the troll. People like him will take any situation and spin to meet his unrelated own political argument. Logic and facts do not apply. How many multi-colored Geo Trackers could there be? These guys don't sound too smart, they'll probably b caught pretty quickly. If they're stupid enough to use the most stand-out getaway vehicle in the world, I'm sure they left evidence behind too.
Edward November 19, 2011 at 05:17 PM
God, what a bunch of pathetic, ignorant yet arrogant idiots. DUH! I am not in any way, shape or form defending the crooks, I just make the simile / irony about the two. Nola; that's is my point; the CEO makes policy but does not have anything taken away from him/ her for making lousy policy, it is other people, but I can see you 'people" have no realistic / real world perspectives. You probably voted for Obama and send him campaign money.Just for the record, I am a moderate, middle of the road and unaffiliated with any of the stupidity of politics. If I am anything, I am a Libertarian. LIBERTY, FREEDOM and JUSTICE (real justice, not the biased crap that happens in a courthouse), that is what I stand for. Lucy, I did include politicians in my people who are losers category, can you not read or comprehend? People like you are the problem, not the solution....just like ignorance, and this town is full of it!
Nerissa November 19, 2011 at 05:21 PM
I'm am also a registered libertarian so I would hope that people don't think that you are in anyway representative of us as a whole.
Lucy-Ann Bach November 19, 2011 at 06:28 PM
Move to Greece, Edward.

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