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Suspect Arrested In Fairfield Bank Robbery Used Cash For His Wedding

Christopher Allen Hankins, 24, has been arrested for the May 20 robbery of a Fairfield bank.
Christopher Allen Hankins, 24, has been arrested for the May 20 robbery of a Fairfield bank. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Police Department says it has arrested a 24-year-old Bridgeport man for the May 20 robbery of Fairfield's Webster Bank. In an interesting twist, authorities say he used the money to pay for his wedding -- which was later that day.

Christopher Allen Hankins was arrested for second-degree robbery and third-degree larceny on Wednesday, June 22. He was held on $25,000 bond, the police department noted.

During the robbery, a male entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money. He didn't display a weapon, the police department said. The teller gave the suspect cash -- and a dye pack, which exploded outside the bank as the suspect fled.

The department arrested Hankins after a month-long investigation by its Detective Bureau. Lead investigator Detective Bernie Kelley developed him as a suspect after ID-ing the type of car used and a partial plate from local video, and finding that Hankins had visited the bank prior to the robbery.

When the police got a warrant and searched his apartment, on Huntington Turnpike, in Bridgeport, officers found evidence that "definitively linked Hankins to the bank robbery," the department says.

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