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Bank Robbery Suspect Swiftly Apprehended

New London Police Department arrests man accused of robbing Citizens Bank

The New London Police Department apprehended a man accused of trying to rob a Citizens Bank branch, located about a block from the police station, just minutes after the robbery was reported.

Acting Chief Peter Reichard said 35-year-old Jerry Thompson of Hartford was arrested this afternoon after the bank at 63 Eugene O'Neill Drive reported the incident. Reichard said the report came in at 2:10 p.m. and several police personnel responded to the scene. Witnesses described the suspect as a black man with brown sweatpants and a black backpack who fled toward State Street.

Six minutes after the call, officers arrested Thompson without incident at Union Station. He was taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries received when a dye pack enclosed with the money exploded.

An undisclosed amount of cash was recovered after the incident.

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--Robert February 27, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Great work by NLPD! Fast apprehension of this loser, no one injured, evidence recovered, and thankfully no harm to tellers or innocent bystanders. Cool part of the day was hearing the arresting officer over someone's radio "Get your hands where I can see them!" One in custody, Seven one seven three.

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