Police: Arrests made after Hartford bank robbery

Two men are under arrest after a Hartford bank was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday.
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 11:20 AM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Two men are under arrest after a Hartford bank was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday.

Police say it happened at the Cencap Federal Credit Union on Main Street around 8:30 a.m.

Two men entered the bank and demanded money with a gun before taking off.

Police say the money they stole had a tracking device in it.

“Most banks will have a tracking device in money in the event of a robbery. In this case there was one so it helped out quite a bit,” said Hartford Police Lieutenant Aaron Boisvert.

The bank’s tracking device showed the stolen money was in the Keney Park area.

An officer quickly responded to the scene.

“As he entered Keney Park, he observed two males standing next to the vehicle peering into what appeared to be a bank bag. Immediately upon seeing a responding officer, the two males fled on foot,” Boisvert said.

Hartford police could not say how much money the two men took off with.

Police were able to take the two suspects into custody and recover the cash and a gun.

The suspects have been identified as 27-year-old Hakeem Malik Robinson and 20-year-old Zaiqwan Fothergil, both of Hartford.

They are charged with first degree robbery, second degree threatening, carrying a pistol without a permit and interfering with police.

“We did recover clothing that matched the clothing worn at the bank so we believe at some point they changed clothing,” said Boisvert.

Nobody was injured in the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hartford police.

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