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Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspect

HARTFORD — Hartford Police Detectives today released a secured video of an armed robbery that occurred at the ATM of the Webster Bank on Franklin Avenue.

On Jan. 7th, the victim attempted to use the ATM machince at 324 Franklin Ave. when the suspect approached from behind and at gun point forced him to withdraw $500 from his account, police said. 

Police said that the suspect fled on foot west on Bushnell Street then north on Adelaide.  State and Hartford Police conducted a canvass and K-9 track unsuccessfully.  The suspect’s trail was lost in the 100 block of Adelaide Street. 

The clear video of the incident was obtained by detectives from bank officials and is now being released in an effort to gain the community’s assistance in identifying the suspect.

Click here to view video.   

Described as an Hispanic male, 5’9″ to 5’11”, in his late teen to early twenties with a thin build, the suspect was last seen wearing a black zippered hoodie with the word “Rocawear” in white letters across the right sleeve.  The jacket also had a diamond shaped emblem on the right chest.  He was wearing faded black or gray jeans, shoes with white on the toe, a black neoprene mask, and was in possession of a gray pistol type firearm.

Anyone with information as to the identity and/or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to contact Hartford Police Sergeant Ed Yergeau at 860-757-4257, or call Hartford Crime Stoppers.

Anonymous, confidential tips may be made by calling Hartford Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS (8477). 

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