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Alleged bank robber is a financial planner and youth soccer coach

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Kevin Baker (CT State Police) Kevin Baker (CT State Police)
EAST GRANBY, CT (WFSB/AP) -

A financial adviser and youth sports coach was arrested and charged with robbing the same East Granby bank twice within two weeks.

Kevin Baker, of West Hartford, was arraigned Tuesday in Enfield on two counts of first-degree robbery and two counts of second-degree larceny.

The 45-year-old Baker was arrested Sunday and held on $700,000 bond.

Authorities say he robbed the same First National Bank of Suffield branch on Jan. 27 and Feb. 8, on the first occasion brandishing a knife. Police said on Jan. 27, he hopped over the counter and reportedly said "I don't want to hurt anyone, give me your 100s."

Baker allegedly made off with more than $15,000. Neighboring CSR Computers captured some surveillance of Baker.

When Baker went back to the bank the second time, police said he told the teller "Let's do this again, you know the drill. All large bills."

That time, CSR adjusted their cameras and got a better photo, and someone even tried to catch him as he ran away.

As a photo was plastered all over the news in an attempt to capture the bank robber, police said Baker's wife saw it. 

Police said he confessed to her and she called police.

Baker's wife reportedly told police they have been broke since last June. With her husband's failing financial services company doing them no favors, they were $120,000 in debt.

She also said her husband reportedly developed an addiction to painkillers after four spinal surgeries.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family and has raised more than $20,000.

Baker is a youth sports coach in West Hartford and until recently ran 4D Private Wealth Strategies and American Annuity Consultants.

He is being held on a $700,000 bond and is expected to appear in court next month.

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