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Suspects in custody after armed robbery at West Haven post office, Hamden bank

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There's a large police presence at West Haven Post Office on Farwell Street following armed robbery on Thursday morning. (WFSB) There's a large police presence at West Haven Post Office on Farwell Street following armed robbery on Thursday morning. (WFSB)
State Police K9 assisting in search of neighborhood after thee men rob West Haven Post Office on Farwell Street. (WFSB) State Police K9 assisting in search of neighborhood after thee men rob West Haven Post Office on Farwell Street. (WFSB)
According to West Haven police, three black men dressed in black clothing displayed guns, stole cash boxes, took off on foot. (WFSB) According to West Haven police, three black men dressed in black clothing displayed guns, stole cash boxes, took off on foot. (WFSB)
WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a post office in West Haven on Thursday morning.

The robbery took place at building located on Farwell Street around 9:30 a.m.

Police said three men entered into the building, vaulted the counter and stole a cash box. One of the men had a rifle, police said. 

Then, police said all three men fled on foot.

It is undetermined the amount of money these men took from the post office.

On Thursday afternoon, police said three suspects were taken into custody.

Post office was closed on Thursday morning while police said they were processing the scene. However, it reopened later on Thursday morning. 

On Thursday afternoon, a black Mercedes, which was the getaway car in an armed robbery at a bank in Hamden, crashed in New Haven near the Boulevard and Frontage Road.

In that hold up, the three suspects matched the same description as those in West Haven. About five blocks away, there was a large police presence on Norton Street as police set up a large perimeter.

Hamden police said all three connected to the bank robbery are in custody, and West Haven police said those suspects were involved in the post office robbery as well.

Mail was still being delivered on Thursday, but the armed robbery investigation was expected to have slowed down delivery times. 

"It's not a common thing to have a post office robbed. There are video surveillance everywhere," West Haven Police Sgt Dave Tammaro said.

There were cameras all over the post office. Police said they are looking at the video to help with the investigation.

The Connecticut State Police K9 unit assisted in the search for the suspects. Police also went door-to-door talking to neighbors and gathering evidence. 

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