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Police search for bank robber in Old Greenwich

April 29, 2017 GMT

Eastern Greenwich is the scene of heavy police activity as police are searching for the man who robbed two banks and a gas station in Greenwich this week.

Greenwich, Stamford and state police officers have been searching in the area of Crescent Road.near Exit 5 of Interstate-95 since shortly before 6 p.m.

According to the Greenwich Police Department, the suspect led officers in a motor vehicle chase onto the highway before he “bailed out and ran across highway.” Officers ran after him into town.

A police chopper from Westchester County has flown low over the area as officers have conducted a house-to-house search, according to Greenwich police officials.

“Lots of police activity out here,” said a neighbor, Jodi Shephard, watching officers from Stamford carrying high powered rifles. “Normally it’s a quiet neighborhood, but when you’re close to I-95, sometime things happen.”

The armed robber hit the Chase bank on East Putnam Avenue in Riverside on Tuesday morning and again Wednesday afternoon. He robbed the Citgo station in Cos Cob Monday night.