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Farmington school bus driver accused in two robberies, police chase

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Kevin Colon is being charged in two robberies that resulted in a crash in New Britain on Monday (WFSB/Farmington police) Kevin Colon is being charged in two robberies that resulted in a crash in New Britain on Monday (WFSB/Farmington police)
FARMINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A Farmington school bus driver is facing charges after he allegedly robbed a Subway and led police on a chase that spanned across three towns.

All of this happened while the driver was off the clock, but it’s not making parents feel any safer.

On Monday, just after 9 a.m., police said 27-year-old Kevin Colon walked into the Subway on Farmington Avenue in Farmington and demanded money.

Police said Colon fled, but didn’t go far. In fact, they said he just went down the street to Dunkin Donuts where he allegedly tried to rob that store, telling an employee he had a gun.

In the chase, police said Colon took them through Farmington, Plainville, and finally New Britain, where he crashed on Slater Road.

Colon’s background check came back clean.

In a letter from Farmington schools to parents, they said Colon was only on the job for two months and drove students at West Woods Upper Elementary and Irving Robbins Middle schools.

Eyewitness News went to M&J offices in Unionville where crews were met with hostility from other drivers.

The incidents come on the heels of another M&J driver who, according to Stafford police, drove home with a 4-year-old on the bus without knowing she was inside.

Eyewitness News tried to get answers from the bus company based out of Old Saybrook, but receptionists insist nobody is available and nobody ever returned calls.

Eyewitness News also reached out to the state to see what parents can do to check up on their drivers.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, in most cases driving records cannot be pulled by members of the public. They advise concerned parents to check in with their bus company.

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