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East Haven Man Arrested for People's Bank Armed Robbery

Branford Police, with assistance from East Haven Police, make an arrest for Thursday's alleged robbery of People's Bank.

This is a Press Release from Branford Police Department 

Branford Police detectives arrested Rudolph Diaz, 30, of 16 Miami Street East Haven on Saturday evening for his involvement in this past Thursday’s (10/18/12) bank robbery of People’s Bank at 22 Leetes Island Rd.

Detective Lieutenant William Carroll, who supervised the investigation, said that Diaz became a suspect with the assistance of the East Haven Police Department. Carroll said, “This investigation moved swiftly through the investigative process with the assistance of the East Haven Police Department, whose officers worked closely with our investigators to determine the identity of Diaz.” Additionally, Carroll said that the New Haven Police department also assisted in the investigation.

Carroll said that the investigation is continuing and Diaz’s accomplice has been identified. “We are following up on leads and interviews and I believe an arrest will be imminent.” said Carroll.

Chief Kevin Halloran complemented the investigators, “Partnerships in these types of investigations are paramount to the speedy apprehension of criminals,” Halloran continued, “whether it be our law enforcement partners as in this investigation, or our citizen partners who report crimes and tips.”

Diaz was charged with first degree robbery, third-degree larceny, conspiracy, and criminal weapon possession. He was held on a $300,000 bond and will be arraigned in New Haven Court today.

Pete Brennan October 22, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Rich: It dosn't happen that way anymore. For the past 10 yrs or more, you would give them a courtesy call and they would say ok, call back if you need us. They wouldn't know this local scum anyway like EHPD or BPD does. Besides, they are too busy investigating : Bullies with Badges" No respect for the Feds anymore. Good job EHPD and BPD.
chris balcerzak October 22, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Good job make sure you get the girl.
Luigi Jones October 23, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Ole rudy crackpipe goin to git all da tacos he can eat in jail, plus gym equipment and medical and dental. He's can gets dos teeths o his fixed now. Baby momma gets obamacare, sextion 8 and foods stamps. Win, win. Sure nuff. mos def.
Luigi Jones October 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Boy's side mubshot lookin a bit light in the frontal lobe area. Gots hisself a pinhead look, like a Zippy da clown. Shame dat he be a passing down dos genes. Not good atall. We dont a'need any more dummies in the world, Lord help us! Those PD boys best double check him for knives; he likes to hide one or a two on hisself. Sure nuff. mos def.
Flowers October 23, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Tattoos indicate bad judgement. Slope forehead- low intelligence. Wife beater tee shirt shows poor taste in attire. Probably cuts his own hair. Needs a shave. He'll be back among us in no time.

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