Police: Alleged financial institution robber spotted entering an extra Stratford bank

BRIDGEPORT — A homeless lady who allegedly robbed a Stratford financial institution closing Thursday become captured after police mentioned she changed into caught within the act of allegedly robbing a second financial institution the following day.

Jessica Joyce, 34, turned into charged with two counts of first-degree theft, two counts of first-diploma threatening and one count each and every of fourth degree and sixth-degree larceny.

right through Joyce’s arraignment listening to Monday, Joyce watched on video from her cellphone in the courthouse lockup as Senior Assistant State’s attorney Pamela Esposito advised advanced courtroom choose Tracy Lee Dayton to set a high bond because of the severe nature of the allegations.

“She is charged with two separate financial institution robberies, threatening to blow americans up,” the decide referred to. She ordered Joyce held in lieu of $500,000 bond and endured the case to Jan. 6.

in line with Stratford police, shortly earlier than 3 p.m. Dec. 17, officers had been dispatched to the Peoples United bank department on main street for a theft complaint.

Police pointed out a lady donning a camouflage sweatshirt, knit beanie-fashion hat and black face masks had entered the bank and long gone as much as the teller counter. She passed a note to the teller who, police mentioned, read the note but became confused about what turned into written and known as over the supervisor.

Police talked about the manager then study the observe which mentioned: “Put all of your huge bills out I actually have a bomb. No die (sic) or GPS.”

Realizing the observe signified a robbery, police observed, the supervisor begun handing the woman a complete of $2,900 in money from the drawer.

On Friday afternoon, Stratford Police Detective Alex Torres become riding on leading highway when, police spoke of, he spotted a girl who seemed to be wearing the identical garb as the previous day’s financial institution robber going for walks on Stratford Avenue.

Torres adopted the lady as she entered the regional TD financial institution department. in the course of the bank’s window, police talked about, Torres watched as the woman appeared to hand the teller a observe.

When the woman walked out of the bank, police pointed out, Torres approached her and she took off running. She changed into taken into custody after a brief foot chase and later identified as Joyce, police said.

They mentioned in Joyce’s pocket they discovered the word that had been passed the teller together with $500 in cash she allegedly received from TD bank.