Man captured in NY is third suspect charged with robbery of Post Road East bank
Updated 6:22 am, Saturday, July 5, 2014
A third Bridgeport man, who police said fled to New York, has been charged with helping two others rob the TD Bank office on Post Road East Wednesday afternoon.
Derrick Gilliam, 27, of Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, was taken into custody in Brooklyn by Westport police detectives, assisted by New York City police and Stratford detectives, about 10 p.m. Friday, according to the report.
In the immediate wake of his arrest, he was held at the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn, awaiting extradition to Westport to face formal charges in the case.
Gilliam, like his two alleged accomplices, will be charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, police said.
The armed robbery of the TD Bank office at 1111 Post Road East took place shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday when two masked men, one of them brandishing a handgun, entered the bank while a third waited in a car outside.
The robbers demanded money from the tellers, and after being given an undetermined amount of cash, fled the scene in a Nissan Versa on Morningside Drive.
One of the men, identified by police as Lancelot Andrew Supersad, 19, of Roosevelt Street, Bridgeport, was captured within a half-hour of the heist Wednesday afternoon walking in the area of Greens Farms and Westway roads after being spotted by a police detective, who took him into custody at gunpoint.
The other suspect, Anthony Santiago, 20, of Dayton Road, Bridgeport, eluded police for hours, triggering a search along the border of Westport and Fairfield, where police set up a perimeter Wednesday evening that blocked off local streets and brought in a K-9 unit to help with the manhunt.
Santiago was tracked down about 1:45 a.m. Thursday by Westport police, with assistance from the FBI and Stratford police.
Supersad, who was taken to Norwalk Hospital at his request for treatment of a medical issue, was later returned to police headquarters and charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny.
Santiago also was charged with charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny.
Each man was held on $100,000 for arraignment Thursday in Norwalk Superior Court.