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Fairfield Police: Would-Be Robber Turns Up Tardy For Bank Job

Fairfield Police are investigating a possible robbery attempt at the Southport branch of People's United Bank.
Fairfield Police are investigating a possible robbery attempt at the Southport branch of People's United Bank. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A masked man who tried to get into the Southport branch of People’s United Bank shortly after closing time Wednesday might want to check his watch next time, police said.

An employee of the Old Post Road branch called police when the man, who was wearing a motorcycle-type face mask and carrying a duffle bag, attempted to open the door around 4:12 p.m.

When he realized he was noticed by employees inside, the subject ran from the bank and drove off in a green 1996 Honda Accord headed towards I-95 southbound, police said.

Bank employees told police they believe the man was trying to commit a robbery, but showed up too late. The branch is only open until 4 p.m. most weekdays.

There is no surveillance footage at this time. Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the police department at 203-254-4840 or text-a-tip to CRIMES (274637).

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