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FBI seeks Connecticut serial bank robbery suspect

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(FBI photo) (FBI photo)
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The FBI said it is seeking a serial bank robber that knocked over seven banks in Connecticut in the last month.

It said one happened Sept. 9 at the Webster Bank Branch on Cromwell Avenue in Rocky Hill.

Investigators said the same suspect is wanted in robberies at the Webster Bank on Highland Avenue in Cheshire on Aug. 12, the TD Bank on Farmington Avenue in Berlin on Aug. 13, the Liberty Bank on Main Street in Deep River on Aug. 17, the TD Bank on Wells Road in Wethersfield on Aug. 31, the Liberty Bank on Main Street in Durham on Sept. 2 and the TD Bank on Route 81 in Killingworth on Sept. 11.

Eyewitnesses described him as a man between the ages of 30 and 40. He stood between 5'9" and 6' tall and had a thin build.

During each of the robberies, the suspect wore a baseball hat and was talking on the phone. He was also seen with and without facial hair.

"He's pretending to be engaged, or he may be engaged in a telephone call," said Berlin Police Lt. Chris Ciuci. "We're trying to be a force multiplier and increase our effectiveness by pooling resources."

The string of robberies has customers rethinking their routines, and police said that will be a crucial step that will help them catch the suspect.

"It does make me more cautious to look at my surroundings and notice who's around," said Karen Balaban of Berlin.

Police are advising neighboring towns to be vigilant.

"Take a look at those photos and be aware of their surroundings as they're walking into their bank, while they're in the bank and while they're exiting the bank and if they see anyone who fits any part of that description, we want them to call immediately," Ciuci said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Haven FBI office at 203-777-6311. 

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