Southington Police to Charge Bristol Man in Bank Robbery

Police said a warrant has been signed after numerous tips helped detectives identify Jacobs in the case.

A Bristol resident could soon face charges in a Wednesday bank robbery at the location on Meriden-Waterbury Road.

Sgt. Lowell DePalma of the said Friday morning that they have applied for an arrest warrant and plan to press charges against Brian Jacobs, 26, when he next appears in Bristol Superior Court.

Jacobs, of Brightwood Road in Bristol, is expected to face charges of first-degree robbery and fourth-degree larceny in the case. 

“Southington police detectives were able to apply for the warrant after receiving numerous tips from the public after the robbery photos were released to the media,” DePama said in a press release. “Based on the probable cause developed from the photos and other evidence, the court signed the warrant for the arrest of Jacobs.”

Jacobs, who has a history of drug use according to court records, is also facing various charges in a Thursday arrest made in Hartford including possession of narcotics and possession of drugs in a school zone.

Police said that , a man later identified as Jacobs entered the TD Bank and proceeded to slide a note to the teller demanding cash. He implied that he had a gun, but never showed one, police said. No one was injured.

He is currently being held in lieu of a $150,000 bond in the case and could be arraigned as soon as Monday, police said.

Meriden Police said Friday that they are not certain at this time whether there is a link between the Wednesday robbery in Southington and the , but that they will be looking into it.


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