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FBI captures Colorado man wanted for string of bank robberies in CT, PA

Federal agents believe James O'Toole was involved in at least six New Jersey bank robberies as well as a suspect in CT and PA bank robberies.
Credit: FBI

CONNECTICUT, USA — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has captured a man believed to be responsible for several bank robberies across the northeastern United States. 

A federal arrest warrant was issued for 23-year-old James O'Toole,23, on November 4th. Authorities believe that starting in September, O'Toole committed at least six bank robberies in New Jersey. He is also a suspect in over a dozen other robberies in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Five robberies in Connecticut were all at People’s United Banks located in Stop & Shop Grocery Stores, in Shelton, Norwalk, Danbury, Westport & Fairfield. 

In addition, O'Toole is wanted for his alleged involvement in a previous bank robbery in Glenview, Illinois.

On Sunday, November 15, the FBI changed his fugitive status to 'captured'. Reports say he was arrested in Queens. 

Credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Anyone with information on the case should call the FBI's Newark Field Office at 973-792-3000. Residents can also contact their local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. In Connecticut, there is an FBI field office in New Haven. One can submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov