Tip leads to Wells Fargo Bank robbery suspect’s arrest

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SHELTON — Police are crediting the public’s assistance in arresting the individual who allegedly robbed Wells Fargo Bank on Coram Avenue Thursday.

Police Detective Chris Nugent said only a few hours after putting the bank robbery surveillance photo out to the public, local law enforcement was able to “corroborate information provided and make an arrest in a rapid manner.”

Nugent said, at 7 p.m. Thursday, members of the detective bureau and patrol division located and arrested 33-year-old Matthew Poloski of Shelton.

Poloski was charged with first-degree robbery, fifth-degree larceny and illegal possession of narcotics, as he was found in possession of at the time of his arrest, police said. Poloski was placed on $75,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court Friday.

Nugent said the arrest came only hours after police publicized the bank surveillance photos of an individual, later idenfied as Poloski, and calling for the public’s assistance.

Police Detective Richard Bango said at 12:50 p.m., an unidentified male entered the Wells Fargo Bank and handed a teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied, according to Bango, and the man then fled on foot south on Coram Avenue with an undetermined amount of cash.

Police Chief Shawn Sequeira confirmed that City Hall was under lockdown as detectives and patrol officers investigated the alleged incident.