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Chase Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested [Update]

The suspect lives in Orange and was held on $100,000 bond.

The Orange Police Department announced the arrest of a 26-year-old Orange man in connection with the robbery at Chase Bank from this morning. 

Police say they found Kenneth Appel, of Wellington Drive, due to the description of the suspect and the getaway vehicle given by bank employees. Police went to Appel's home and recovered some of the stolen money "as well as other evidence.

Appel was charged with second-degree robbery, fifth-degree larceny and second-degree threatening. He's being held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in State Superior Court in Derby on Feb. 14.

Original Story

The Police Department is currently investigating a reported bank robbery at the , 262 Boston Post Rd. Orange.

At about 8:52 a.m. this morning the department received a holdup alarm notification and officers responded.

It was reported a white male, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and Khaki pants, approximately 30 years old purported, but did not display, having a weapon and demanded cash.

He was given an undetermined amount of cash and then fled in a black Neon with a rear spoiler. The vehicle was last seen travelling North on Racebrook Rd.

There are no images available at this time and no further details to release.

Anyone that may have information is asked to contact the Orange Police Department at (203) 891-2130.

JLin February 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM
A kid, a man, a rooster and a hen! What kind of name is Jackson Davis? Maybe you should spend 6 months in jail for that name....
Joan February 17, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Sounds like Johnny Boy needs to return to EH!
Tim Tebow February 17, 2012 at 02:59 PM
It is being reported now that it was strickly a withdrawl from the bank - the withdrawl slip fell under the tellers leg. Thank god.
Alicia martinez February 23, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Kenny is the nicest kid u could ever meet so whoever wants to talk shit about him I hope someday u get what u deserve.. I wish him the best and I hope everything works out for him and that he gets the help he needs.. Kenny keep ur head up we're praying for you
naba March 06, 2012 at 05:33 AM
I've played baseball with Kenny for many years and he is a great kid. Obviously drugs were involved but he should've gotten help. People around him and closest to him must have known he had a problem. You can't predict what a person will do but to rob a bank?! He deserves incarceration (not for long) and mandatory drug programs! Everyone who loves Kenny including myself cannot at this time be enablers! He obviously hit rock bottom which he probably needed, to start being a productive member of society. Serve some time and make use of the programs while incarcerate d! Hopefully he still had some baseball left in him when he gets back on his feet.

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