UPDATED: Two Arrested In Armed Robbery At Navy Federal Credit Union

No injuries reported.

Police have charged a New London man with first-degree robbery in connection with an armed robbery at the Navy Federal Credit Union on Sailfish Drive in Groton today.

Kevin A. Drew, 28, of 225 Coleman St. in New London, has also been charged with second-degree larceny, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, possession of a pistol without a permit and possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, Groton Lt. John Varone said.

Police seized an undisclosed amount of currency and a semi-automatic pistol in the case, according to a news release.

A second person is also under arrest, but charges have not been finalized, Varone said.

Varone said he could not comment on how many customers were in the credit union at the time or how the robbery occurred. But he said a “full complement of employees” were working at the time.

“He implied that he had a firearm,” Varone said of the incident.

A bank camera captured the robbery on film, Varone said. 

Drew was arrested at 1:12 p.m. on the submarine base by Groton Town Police, Sub Base Police and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The arrest took place 15 minutes after the robbery was reported.

Drew will be arraigned in New London Superior Court on Monday.

Original story

Groton Town Police are on the scene of a reported robbery at the Navy Federal Credit Union.

The robbery occurred at the credit union on Sailfish Drive.

No one was injured, an employee said. Two people have been arrested so far, police said. The bank was closed.

No further information was immediately available.

Angela Gaeta September 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM
I can't believe that someone on the Day's website commented about what dangerous speeds the responding officers were driving down Route 1 at. Maybe she didn't see the part about the robber being armed. I wonder if she would feel that way if she was a customer in the bank when the robbery occured. (Or injured in an accident they were responding to.) Hello...police cars have sirens for a reason.
D Paul September 15, 2012 at 12:47 AM
At least the officer wasn't texting and talking while in a high speed situation. I see so many officer's talking on their cell phones without hands free devices... and some texting. It kind of rubs me the wrong way.
Angela Gaeta September 15, 2012 at 12:54 AM
What bugs me too is that this robbery happened a block away from an elementary school and that the school wasn't notified until a parent called to tell them. It was the prinicpal who decided herself to lock the doors.
Angela Gaeta September 15, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I wouldn't want them texting either but I think its ridiculous that this woman expects them to drive the speed limit while on their way to an armed robbery situation. I wonder how she would feel if she needed the police in an emergency situation and the responding officers decided to drive the speed limit and obey all the traffic laws.
Kristin FunSize Grimm McPherson September 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM
@ D Paul just so you know officers are aloud to talk on their phones. Just saying
Kristin FunSize Grimm McPherson September 15, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Dannyboy September 15, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Nice job Groton Town Police Officers. Taking some thugs off the street for a little while. Talk on your phones all day long if your doing work like this. The comments about phones and schools taint what a good job you did. Will you take the City Police over already? One car would do it on each shift and the overhead goes away, saving millions every year. No traffic anymore, business shuting down, ect.. Remember the famous Irish Proverb, "The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves."
Remmah September 17, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Update on story???
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