Police are investigating the second armed bank robbery in Avon in less than a week and have released surveillance photos showing the robber.
Officers responded to Northwest Community Bank at 101 Simsbury Road (Route 10) after a man displayed a black handgun and robbed an undetermined amount of cash from the bank.
“That’s just so sad. This is a great community," Stephanie, of Hartford, said.
Police said he was wearing blue pants, a hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head, a baseball hat with tan rim, a dark, puffy jacket and a dark bandana covering his face.
He left the scene in a vehicle, but no vehicle description was provided to police and it's unknown what direction he may have headed in.
People in Avon and the area were stunned to hear about a second bank robbery in the past week.
“I’ve never of anything like this happening," Taylor Alfeld, of Simsbury, said.
Police have not released information on whether they identified or apprehended a suspect. Investigators are looking into any possible connection between the two robberies.
“In this day and time, I mean people are just so desperate and they’re willing to do anything that’s pretty crazy," Freeman said.
Avon police ask anyone with information on the most recent robbery to contact Det. Jason Reid at 860-409-4232.
“I just hope that they catch the person because it’s just disheartening. I really like the community," Freeman said.