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Man charged in robbery spree

October 4, 2018

BRIDGEPORT - A local man was ordered held in lieu of $450,000 bond Thursday following his arrest in connection with two robberies in Monroe.

Alvin Robertson, 55, of East Main Street, was only recently out of prison after serving two years for violating his probation on a prior robbery conviction when police said he went on a robbery spree.

On May 20, police said Robertson robbed a Subway restaurant in Ridgefield.

They said he was being sought in that case when on July 22, Robertson walked into the Subway restaurant on Monroe Turnpike in Monroe.

Police said Robertson asked an employee to make him a tuna wrap and while the man was doing that, Robertson asked him if he had ever been robbed.

When the employee answered, “no,” police said Robertson told the employee he had a gun and ordered him to empty the cash register into a plastic bag. Police said Robinson fled with $623 and the sandwich.

On Aug. 29, police said officers were dispatched to the People’s United Bank branch in the Stop & Shop supermarket on Monroe Turnpike in Monroe.

Police said Robinson has handed a teller a note demanding money “and no dye packs.” The teller handed over $3,000 which police said Robinson stuffed in his pockets before fleeing the store.

Robinson was charged in the Monroe crimes with first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, third-degree larceny, fifth-degree larceny and threatening.

Police said Robinson is also going to be charged with robbing a People’s United Bank branch in Watertown on Sept. 21 and the bank’s Berlin branch on Sept. 25.

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