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Investigation continues on bank robberies, despite two arrests

Two arrests have now been made in connection with the attempted robbery of the National Iron Bank on Aug 6. 

On that date, the Connecticut State Police had arrested Jay William Puzinski, 48, a resident of Winsted, in connection with the robbery. 

The police said at the time that they were seeking another man in connection with the robbery. Based on images in a bank security video, the police suspected the second man in that robbery had also been connected with a robbery Aug. 2 at the Sharon branch of Salisbury Bank and Trust.

Another arrest was made on Aug. 12, see Police Blotter this page. The man arrested on that date is Brian Baras, 34, also of Winsted.

The State Police were asked if this ends the investigation into the two bank robberies. 

Their response: “According to Connecticut State Police, Western District Major Crime, the investigation is ongoing and it is not yet clear if there will be additional arrests relative to those incidents.”

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