Man, 48, Charged in Gunpoint Robbery of People’s Bank in October


A 48-year-old man was arrested by warrant Friday in connection with the robbery at gunpoint last fall of the People’s Bank on Main Street, as well as three other robberies in Fairfield and Stratford.

Wayne Currier. Stratford Police Department photo

Wayne Currier was charged with three counts of first-degree robbery, one count of second-degree robbery and one count of second-degree larceny.

The warrant followed a joint investigation that included the New Canaan, Fairfield and Stratford Police Departments, officials said. The Stamford and Bridgeport state’s attorneys offices decided to present all charges in one warrant.

Currier, who has a long history of robbery (see below), already was incarcerated at the time the warrant was served. 

He is being held on $200,000 for the new charges, police said.

Currier had been living on East Maple Street in New Canaan at the time of the Oct. 20 robbery, according to police. The getaway car used in the robbery had been parked on East Maple immediately after the crime, police said (and found torched the following morning on a nearby residential street).

Currier is one of two suspects who displayed one handgun during the daytime robbery, taking nearly $9,000 in cash, police said. No employees of the Main Street bank were injured during the robbery, which occurred at about 3:58 p.m. on a Wednesday.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether police have already identified or apprehended the second suspect, or when authorities expect to bring charges against that person.

According to Connecticut Judicial Branch records, Currier in January 2014 pleaded guilty to a number of felony larceny and burglary charges following arrests during the prior three years, racking up several years of jail time. He had been arrested in December 2011 by Norwich Police and charged with third-degree burglary; in February 2012 by state police and charged with fourth-degree larceny; in July 2012 by Willimantic Police and charged with first-degree larceny; in January 2013 by Norwich Police and charged with sixth-degree larceny; in February 2013 by Norwich Police and charged with third-degree burglary; and in October 2013 by Norwich Police and charged with third-degree burglary.

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