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Report: People’s United Bank at Bridgeport Stop & Shop robbed

January 23, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — The People’s United Bank branch inside the Stop & Shop supermarket at 2145 Fairfield Avenue was robbed Wednesday morning.

Earlier dispatch reports indicated that a suspect had fled, leaving a possible explosive device. But police on the scene, while declining comment on the details of the 10:29 a.m. robbery, said about an hour later that the building was safe.

The supermarket was open for business and there were no reported injuries.

“Everything is secure; everyone was allowed back into the building,” Bridgeport Police Sgt. Joaquim DeBarros said.

Police remained on scene talking to bank employees.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had the wrong address for the bank.