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Waterbury man with long list of criminal convictions charged with Prospect bank robbery – Hartford Courant

A man who has a long list of criminal convictions in Connecticut was arrested on Tuesday and charged with allegedly robbing a Waterbury bank while he was wanted for robbing another, according to police and court records.

Robert Creighton, 34, of 31 Wolcott St. in Waterbury, was arrested this week on a warrant charging him with second-degree robbery. He was being held on $250,000 bond, according to Connecticut State Police.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. on March 16, Creighton allegedly backed his two-tone silver Subaru Outback — bearing fake plates and with extensive damage — into a parking spot at Ion Bank at 24 Waterbury Rd. in Prospect and smoked a cigarette. He then went to the bank and wrote a note on a bank slip that read “silent theft big bills without dye packs,” according to the arrest warrant issued by Connecticut Central District Major Crime State Police. squad.

He lined up with the rest of the customers, then slipped the ticket to the cashier. He grabbed a stack of cash from the cashier, rolled them out and asked “what is this?”

When the teller replied, “I gave you everything I’ve got,” Creighton left the bank with $884, police said.

While investigating the bank robbery, police said they learned a warrant had been issued for Creighton’s arrest by Waterbury Police Service in connection with a similar robbery at the People’s Bank in England. interior of Stop & Shop at 240 Chase Ave. on January 19, 2022. During that robbery, Creighton also allegedly slipped a note to the cashier that he had written on a bank slip.

On March 19, 2022, Manchester Police responded to a robbery at another popular bank at a Stop & Shop for a bank robbery report – the thief fled in a damaged silver Subaru with $6,000, it was reported the police.

Creighton was arrested in Waterbury around noon on March 23, 2022, after he attempted to flee and hit several police cars. He had $1,700 in cash on him at the time of his arrest, police said.

According to court records, Creighton has an extensive criminal history with several prior convictions, including a sixth-degree robbery in Southington in 2018; sixth-degree robbery and failure to appear in court in Cheshire in 2018; resisting arrest in Meriden in 2020; third-degree robbery at Waterbury in 2018; third degree assault, breach of peace and violation of probation in 2015 in Waterbury and attempted fourth degree robbery in East Hartford in 2015.

State police on Tuesday charged Creighton with second-degree robbery for the robbery in Prospect. He is due in court in Waterbury on May 10 on those charges.

He is also due in court that day in two other cases, in which he is charged with second-degree robbery and fifth-degree robbery; and interfering with an officer, assaulting a public safety officer, stealing license plates, reckless driving, evading responsibility and first-degree reckless endangerment, according to court records.