Cops seek pair who forced man to withdraw money from bank account
Published 2:50 pm, Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Police have released video surveillance images from a recent incident in which a man was forced to withdraw funds from his bank account by two men threatening him.
The incident unfolded shortly after 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 after a Fairfield man walking on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport was approached by two other men who threatened him, according to the report.
The men, who police said spoke with "an Ecuadorian accent," allegedly threatened the man, told him that they knew where he worked, and demanded that he go to his bank and withdraw all of his money.
The man walked to the Bank of America branch office on Kings Highway Cutoff, followed by one of the assailants -- whose image is shown in the bank's surveillance video.
The Fairfield then turned $800 from his account to the man.
Police ask that anyone who recognizes the man show in the surveillance images contact police Detective Bernie Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-254-4840.
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