Police: Milford man admits to some of recent People’s bank robberies in CT Stop & Shop stores

Police say a Milford man has admitted to three of the at least six recent robberies of People’s United Bank branches inside Stop & Shop stores in Connecticut.

Naugatuck police said 43-year-old Michael Timothy Alldredge was charged Thursday with second-degree robbery in connection with an incident in their town the day before.

Alldredge admitted to robbing the bank in Naugatuck, as well as other People’s United Bank locations in Watertown and Southington, Detective Jonathan Slavin wrote in a police report.

Alldredge has not been charged with the Watertown or Southington incidents and it remained unknown Friday whether he was connected with the robberies in the other Connecticut communities.

“While we are in contact with other departments and although we have made an arrest, this case is still under investigation and we cannot speak on behalf of other agencies’ investigations,” Naugatuck police said in a statement.

According to Slavin’s report, the Naugatuck suspect was seen on video surveillance leaving the grocery store and getting into a Jeep Wrangler around 5:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Detectives reviewed dash camera footage from officers responding to the scene spotted the Jeep and captured its license plate, which was determined to belong to a Torrington woman.

The Torrington woman told police she let her friend and her friend’s boyfriend borrow the Jeep, the report stated. 

The woman said the couple had previously given her money or filled the gas tank when they borrowed the car, according to the report.

Police detained Alldredge and his girlfriend as they came to pick up the Torrington woman from work on Thursday, Slavin wrote in the report.

Alldredge’s girlfriend, who police said will face charges, told investigators she had driven Alldredge to the bank in Naugatuck, but said she was unaware of his plans to rob it, the report stated.

“The only other thing I can say is there was no discussion of ‘Hey, let’s go rob a bank,’” the woman told police, according to the report. “There was never any discussion of ‘hey, you’re going to drive, you’re gonna do this, you’re going to do that.’”

Alldredge also said that his girlfriend was unaware of his plans.

Slavin said police plan to charge the woman with conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery.