Fake-bearded bandit robs Stamford bank

STAMFORD - Police are searching for a man who donned a disguise to rob the First County Bank on High Ridge Road in Stamford Tuesday afternoon.

The robbery took place just before 4 p.m. when police say the man, wearing a fake beard, latex gloves and baseball hat, walked into the bank and demanded money. He then fled in a waiting black BMW with several thousand dollars.

According to police, the man may be connected to bank robberies at a Chase bank in Darien, the Hudson City Savings Bank in Norwalk and another bank in Westport.

Customers inside the bank could not tell if the robber had a weapon.

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