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.
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.