Police have arrested a suspect in a robbery at First Niagara Bank in East Windsor on Thursday morning.
Police responded to the First Niagara Bank branch at 122 Prospect Hill Road at 10:40 a.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting a robbery in progress and learned that the robber claimed to have a weapon and demanded money from the teller, then ran toward the highway, police said.
A description of the robber went out over the police radio and officers who responded to the area saw a man with a similar description running west on Bridge Street.
Officer Szabo pulled his gun and ordered the suspect to the ground. Then, State Trooper Sean Mahar arrived and helped handcuff the man.
Police identified the suspect as John Rodriguez, 34, and said he had all the money that had been stolen from the bank, but no weapon.
Rodriguez was charged with first-degree robbery and is being held on a $100,000 bond.
He is scheduled to appear at Enfield Superior Court on Oct. 23.