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Police say brazen bank robber responsible for hits in CT, NY NJ

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The following photo of possible suspect was provided by the Fairfield Police Department. The following photo of possible suspect was provided by the Fairfield Police Department.
FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Multiple state agencies and police departments are working together to catch a man, who is wanted for a dozen recent bank heists in Connecticut.

Twice a massive search shut down train service, but the suspect managed to escape. However, authorities said they are working on several leads and making progress in the case.

On Thursday, two banks were robbed within 20 minutes of each other, police said.

Around 4 p.m., a man entered the Chase Branch Bank, at 340 Gasmere Ave., and the Bank of America, located at 1320 Kings Hwy. 

According to police, a man entered both banks and handed a note to the teller in which he demanded money.

The suspect implied that he had a gun, but never displayed a weapon, police said.

Police said he fled both banks with an unknown amount of money.

Investigators said they believe the man is working with at least one other person and they are not local to Connecticut.

Police said the same suspect hit the Chase Bank in Greenwich last week and People's Bank last month.

Eyewitness News has learned this robbery spree may go past Connecticut borders and there are at least six heists in total, with two robberies in New York and New Jersey.

"The individuals responsible live in other states, we believe," said Fairfield police Chief Gary MacNamara. "So we need those people to look at the things and say 'Hey that's a neighbor, that's a friend, I've seen that person shopping.'"

Police out of the state of Connecticut along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation are working with the Fairfield and Greenwich departments.

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