Two suspects in Bank of America robbery arrested
By Frances Taylor - Staff Writer
East Hartford - posted Fri., Jul. 22, 2011
Police have arrested an East Hartford couple in connection with a recent robbery at the Bank of America branch on Main Street in East Hartford.
Ashley Torres and Jonathon Clark, of 66 School St. in East Hartford, are alleged to be connected to a robbery of two people making a deposit at the Bank of America at 805 Main St.
Police say the robbery occurred July 4, when a Burnside Avenue grocery store employee was about to make a deposit of about $60,000, and was approached by a man police believe to be Clark, who stole the money before the employee could enter the building.
Torres was an employee of the Bank of America branch at the time of incident, and police believe she was familiar with the routine of employees who made deposits for the Star Market on Burnside Avenue at the bank.
Lt. Curtis Stoldt, a spokesman for the East Hartford police, said investigators were led to the pair by an anonymous tip, and the two were arrested as they were preparing to leave the state. Police are also continuing to search for other suspects they believe are involved in the case. A small amount of the cash has been recovered, Stoldt said.
Clark, 24, has been charged with second-degree robbery, first-degree larceny, second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, and first- and second-degree conspiracy to commit larceny.
Torres, 22, has been charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, first- and second-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, and first- and second-degree criminal liability for acts of another. The two were released after posting $250,000 bail each and are scheduled to appear in Manchester Superior Court on Aug. 9.
Anyone with information related to the case is being asked to call Det. Robert Zulick at 860-291-7605, investigator Steven Camp at 860-291-7611, or the East Hartford police confidential tip line at 860-289-9134.