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Alleged Stamford Knife-point Bank Robber Arrested

Authorities made an arrest even after the suspect ditched the clothes he was wearing at the time of the robbery

Police arrested a 22-year-old man in connection to a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday morning, Capt. Richard Conklin said Tuesday afternoon.

Fenold Solius Jr., of 1 Southfield Ave., allegedly entered the at 160 Atlantic St. and vaulted the teller counter, displaying a knife and demanding money. 

He managed to leave the scene with an undetermined amount of money, police said, then went to the .

Conklin said observant uniformed officers canvasing the area noticed a man behaving suspiciously and, though the man didn't match clothing descriptions of the suspect, stopped the man to talk to him anyway.

Within seconds the man, identified as Solius, admitted to officers that he had just robbed the bank and went to a mall bathroom to change his clothes, Conklin said, who also said Solius was found to be in possession of an undisclosed amount of cash on his person.

Conklin also stated Solius was seen on video entering the mall and leaving in a different set of clothes.

Officers secured the bathroom and were holding it on lockdown until a forensic team could arrive, Conklin said, as they were spread thin across the city dealing with evidence that could not be secured outside at the bank and with an unrelated incident at a Stamford laundromat elsewhere in the city.

Solius faces charges of first-degree robbery. A bond had not yet been set.

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