74-year-old man charged in Stamford bank robbery

A 74-year-old man is charged with robbing a Stamford bank Thursday morning. The incident happened at the People's United Bank on Shippan Avenue just after

Investigators say the man walked into the bank, handed the teller a note and demanded cash.

Investigators say the man walked into the bank, handed the teller a note and demanded cash. (4/7/16)

STAMFORD - A 74-year-old man is charged with robbing a Stamford bank Thursday morning.

The incident happened at the People's United Bank on Shippan Avenue just after it opened.

Police say Thomas Genovese, a retired Stamford High School janitor, gave the teller a note demanding cash but did not have a weapon.

Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn says Genovese drove off in a late-model Volvo, which was found a short time later at his home at the Kingswood Apartments.

Prior to the alleged robbery, investigators say Genovese lived his whole life as a law-abiding citizen. Officials say he was not struggling financially.

Genovese is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

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