[UPDATED] Bank Robbery In East Lyme

A robbery was reported at Savings Institute Bank and Trust on Flanders Road at 5:04 p.m. Thursday.

Savings Institute Bank & Trust in East Lyme Commons, 305 Flanders Road in East Lyme was robbed at 5:04 p.m. Thursday just as the bank was closing.

Sgt. William Bundy of the Eastern District Major Crimes Division, Troop E said a white suspect entered the bank and approached a teller. The suspect handed the teller a note indicating it was a robbery and demanded cash.

Bundy said the robber left with an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot heading toward Flanders Four Corners. No one was injured. A K-9 Unit from Troop F was called in to assist with tracking but the dog was unable to pick up a trail.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the suspect or who has any information to please call Troop E in Montville at (860) 848-6500. Pictures of the suspect taken from surveillance footage are posted here.  

9:10 p.m. Update: Police are just wrapping their investigation of the crime scene. The four bank employees who were witnesses to the robbery were allowed to go home at about 8:50 p.m. A bank customer was allowed to leave at about 7:40 p.m. after giving witness statements. Neither the customer or the employees had any comment about the day's events.  

7:38 Update: Police are now processing the scene and interviewing witnesses, who have been held at the scene by police since the bank was robbed. Patch will have more information soon.

Original Story:

At 5:15 p.m. police were called to investigate a reported bank robbery at Savings Institute Bank and Trust at 305 Flanders Road in East Lyme. According to the police news alert, the suspect implied a weapon and possibly made off with $2,000. The suspect was last seen heading north toward Flanders Four Corners. K-9 units were called in to assist with tracking.

More updates to come as more news becomes available.  

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