(skip this header)

Fairfield Citizen

Thursday, April 24, 2014

fairfieldcitizenonline.com Businesses

« Back to Article

Suspect in Fairfield bank robberies arrested

Updated 6:59 pm, Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Larger | Smaller
Email This
Font

Gallery

  • Luis Alomar, arrested early Tuesday morning, is accused of committing a...
  • A video surveillance image of the suspect in Thursday's robbery of the...
  • A man in a police jacket enters the Bank of America in Fairfield  after a...

View More Items

FAIRFIELD -- A manhunt for a suspect wanted in a string of East Coast robberies, including several heists in Fairfield and Greenwich, ended Tuesday with an arrest on Long Island.

Luis Alomar, 37, who was wanted by at least a half-dozen police departments, was captured in Medford, N.Y., by the FBI, Greenwich police and New York police from Suffolk County, Westchester County and Yonkers.

Fairfield Police Lt. James Perez confirmed Tuesday night that Alomar is a suspect in two bank robberies there Sept. 12.

"He had been a suspect of ours for some time, and we are happy that the FBI finally has him in custody," Perez said.

Perez said Fairfield detectives will meet with detectives from the other departments soon to determine if Alomar will be charged in the bank robberies in Fairfield.

"He was being held Tuesday on state parole violations in the Suffolk County jail," said FBI spokesman Christos Sinos, supervisory special agent in the FBI's New York office.

In the Fairfield bank robberies Sept. 12, a man walked into the Bank of America branch on Kings Highway Cutoff, handed the teller a note demanding money and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

About 30 minutes later, police said the same man, wearing a different shirt, held up the Chase Bank branch on Grasmere Avenue. Police said the man then fled toward the Fairfield Metro Station.

Bank surveillance photographs from the two Fairfield bank robberies show a man who looks similar to Alomar's mugshot Tuesday.

Greenwich police said Alomar is a suspect in two bank robberies there, one on Aug. 28 that led to trains being stopped for several hours while police searched for the robbery suspect, and another heist on Sept. 6.

The date and location of Alomar's arraignment on federal charges is still to be determined, officials said.

dtepfer@ctpost.com

Comments