SHELTON — The release of a suspected bank robber’s photo, and the series of tips that followed, allowed officers to make an arrest about four hours after the holdup Monday, police said.
Michael Magliocco, 26, of Bridgeport faces charges of first-degree robbery, fourth-degree larceny and breach of peace. He was in custody on $100,000 bail early Tuesday and was scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Derby later in the day.
Shelton police were called to the Webster Bank branch at 375 Bridgeport Ave. about 10 a.m. Monday after they say a man passed a teller a note demanding money. The man fled with cash.
Police later released to the media a photo from the bank’s surveillance video showing the suspected robber. While he was wearing a hood, his face was unobstructed.
Investigators received several phone calls and were able to track the suspected robber to an acquaintance’s condo complex in Shelton, police said. The complex is adjacent to the bank.
“The quick arrest of the suspect in this case was the culmination of the police and the public working together with the assistance of the media,” police said Tuesday in a press release.
“The patrol division and the detective bureau worked efficiently together to arrest the suspect approximately four hours after the robbery.”
By Christine Dempsey, Hartford Courant. Courant Staff Writer David Owens contributed to this report.