Two days after bank robbery, Shelton Police nab suspect

Shelton Police say tips from the public helped police make an arrest in a bank robbery this week.

Michael Mangiafico, 37, of Seymour was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with the Oct. 15 robbery of the Key Bank on Bridgeport Avenue.

Mangiafico was arrested with the assistance of Seymour Police, according to Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky. He is charged with first-degree robbery and third-degree larceny.

Police were dispatched to 704 Bridgeport Ave. around 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 for the report of a bank robbery.

Police say Mangiafico, captured in surveillance footage, passed the teller a note demanding money from the teller and implying that he had a weapon.

No one was injured during the incident.

Police released surveillance photos of the suspect Monday evening, asking for the public’s help. Kozlowsky said the expedited arrest was partially due to the tips received after releasing pictures of the suspect to the public.

Mangiafico was held on a $100,000 bond and was arraigned Wednesday in Superior Court in Derby.