Greenwich police: Officers follow ‘promising leads’ in Cos Cob bank robbery; suspect got less than $5,000

GREENWICH — The robber who held up the M&T Bank on the Post Road in Cos Cob on May 11 made off with less than $5,000, police said.

“We have some promising leads in the case,” Greenwich police Lt. Martin O’Reilly said Wednesday.

The Cos Cob robbery did not appear to be connected to any other robberies, police said. Police last week released a photo of the suspect, who was wearing dark pants, possibly with paint on them, and his clothes were baggy. No additional descriptions of the suspect or any vehicles he may have used were released this week.

No weapon was displayed during the bank hold-up, and no one was injured, police said. The robbery occurred at about 10:15 a.m. May 11.

Anyone with information about the bank robbery is asked to call Greenwich police at 203-622-8004 or contact the confidential tip line at 203-622-3333.

Before this, the last bank robbery in Greenwich took place in April 2017, according to police.

David Byers, then 34, was later found guilty of holding up the Chase Bank in Riverside on April 25, 2017, and then returning there again for a second robbery April 26, 2017. He pretended to have a weapon in those cases, using a television remote to simulate a pistol grip in his waistband, police said.

The San Diego-area native, who was called the Beefcake Bandit and was responsible for other crimes in Greenwich and Long Island, N.Y., was later sentenced to seven years and four months in federal prison.