Armed Bank Robbery Reported at People’s Bank 10/13/20

FAIRFIELD — On 10/13/2020 at 4:31pm, Fairfield Police received several 911 calls reporting that a bank robbery had occurred at Peoples Bank, located within Stop & Shop at 1160 Kings Highway Cutoff. Officers, Police K9’s and Detectives were immediately dispatched. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect fleeing on foot running out of Stop & Shop and zig-zag west bound through the parking lot between parked vehicles. The suspect fled prior to police arrival and is believed to have fled the scene in a vehicle as K9 tracks were unsuccessful.

It was determined a lone white male, described as 5’8” tall with long shoulder length hair, wearing a black hat and grey button down shirt with a dark colored tie entered Stop & Shop and presented the teller at Peoples Bank a note and displayed a firearm.

The Peoples Bank employee complied with the suspects demands. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash and exited Stop & Shop. There were no reports of injuries during the incident.

At this time there is no known suspect connection between the Peoples Bank Robbery that occurred at this location on 9/30/2020 or the Stratford Robbery that occurred earlier today.

A surveillance photograph of the suspect is being provided and we are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for this crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department Quality of Life Unit at 203-254-4606.

Anonymous tips may be sent by texting “FPD” plus your tip information to CRIMES (274637). Be sure to include the “FPD” keyword in your text message. You may also submit a tip online at www.fpdct.com/tips.