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Accused Stamford bank robber due in court

August 1, 2018

STAMFORD — The city man who said he was “just creating the news” by allegedly robbing a downtown bank last month will be in court Wednesday.

Charles Redshirt, 35, of Franklin Street, could enter pleas to charges of armed robbery, fourth-degree larceny, carrying a dangerous weapon, threatening and criminal trespass. He is in custody unable to post a $500,000 court appearance bond.

Redshirt has been accused of robbing the First Bank of Greenwich on July 16 before he was soon captured at the Inspirica offices on nearby Franklin Avenue.

Redshirt has a criminal record dating back to 1999 that includes convictions for assault, burglary, violation of probation, failure to appear in court, having a weapon in a motor vehicle and drunken driving, the bail commissioner said.

Officer Brian McKay and Sgt. Chris Petrizzi apprehended Redshirt at gunpoint in the lobby of the Inspirica building. Police said Redshirt was in possession of money taken in the bank robbery.

Police said the last bank robbery in the city occurred in December 2016 at the First County Bank in Springdale.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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