New Haven man charged with bank robbery in West Haven - WFSB 3 Connecticut

New Haven man charged with bank robbery in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

West Haven police have arrested a man in connection to a bank robbery that occurred Saturday morning.

Police said 24-year-old Roosevelt Strong of New Haven held up the New Alliance Credit Union on Main Street around 10:30 a.m.

Strong told employees he was in possession of a handgun, demanded cash which he placed in a yellow shopping bag and then fled on foot.

Bank employees were able to provide police with a description of the suspect that was broadcasted out.

A West Haven officer in the area of Sawmill Road observed a man fitting the description. The man, identified as Strong, was stopped and found to be carrying a yellow shopping bag containing cash. Bank employees also positively identified Strong as the suspect.

Strong is charged with robbery and larceny and being held on bond for arraignment Tuesday.

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