FBI and State Police assisting Shelton cops on Friday bank robbery

Shelton police continue to “actively investigate” this morning’s robbery of the First Niagara Bank branch on Bridgeport Avenue, as of late Friday afternoon.

Shelton Det. Chris Nugent said local law enforcement is being assisted by the FBI and State Police in the case.

Two men entered the branch at 704 Bridgeport Ave., in the Center at Split Rock shopping complex, at slightly before 9:40 a.m. and “verbally demanded money from the teller,” according to Nugent.

The suspects are described as being black. No weapon was displayed during the robbery.

Nugent said the two men were in the bank “a brief time” and are believed to have fled the scene in a white-colored Mini Cooper. Police are uncertain which direction the vehicle went. The shopping complex is near Route 8’s Exit 12.

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