Last Friday, April 14, the Wilton Police Department arrested Norwalk resident Joseph Boccuzzi, 34, in the case of the Fairfield County Bank robbery that occurred at the bank’s Georgetown branch February. Boccuzzi was charged with second degree robbery and first degree larceny. He is currently being held on a $150,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in court on today, Monday, April 17.
The robbery occurred on Friday, Feb. 24 at approximately 2:58 p.m., when Wilton’s police dispatch received a report of a bank robbery in progress at the Fairfield County Bank located at 941 Danbury Rd. in the Georgetown section of Wilton. Officers responded and discovered that a male entered the bank and demanded cash. There was no weapon visible or threatened and the suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect fled the scene in a green 1997 Honda Accord, which was abandoned and recovered a short distance from the bank. A police investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle had been recently purchased on the website Letgo.com. A search warrant executed on the Letgo accounts identified Boccuzzi as a suspect. He was interviewed and subsequently confessed to committing the bank robbery in Wilton. Boccuzzi also confessed to committing three additional bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery at other banks located in Fairfield County.
Wilton Police credit the arrest to what they called a “remarkable collaboration between the Wilton, Fairfield, Stamford, and Norwalk police departments.”