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Man charged in Meriden armed robbery, police looking for two more suspects

MERIDEN — A man was arrested Saturday for suspected involvement in an armed robbery near a Wells Fargo bank on the west side. Police continue to search for two other suspects in the robbery.

Jovanny Spangler, 20, of 32 New Cheshire Road, Meriden, was charged with second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery.

Police said officers were responding to reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Carl Street around 8 p.m. and were approached by a man who said he was robbed at gunpoint while making a deposit at Wells Fargo, 55 Centennial Ave.

The man told police he made a deposit inside the bank, walked outside and was stopped by two 18-25 year old males dressed in all black who each pulled out handguns.            

The man then provided officers with a vehicle description, a black Volvo station wagon, which matched that of the suspicious vehicle first reported to them, according to police. Officers then conducted a traffic stop after locating the vehicle and detained Spangler who was driving the car. 

Police said they determined the robbery was committed by two other suspects who exited the vehicle and held up the victim before leaving the scene on foot. Neither suspect had been named or arrested as of Monday afternoon.

Spangler’s attorney could not be reached for comment.


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