Rye Police, cooperating with Bridgeport’s robbery squad and Major Crimes Unit, and police departments in Trumball and Suffield, Connecticut, arrested Jamar Jermaine Jarrett October 1.
By Tom McDermott
Rye Police, cooperating with Bridgeport’s robbery squad and Major Crimes Unit, and police departments in Trumball and Suffield, Connecticut, arrested Jamar Jermaine Jarrett October 1. The arrest came less than a week after Jarrett allegedly robbed Webster Bank.
The 26 year-old Jarret, of Bridgeport, was awaiting extradition to New York. After his arrest, which occurred without incident, Jarrett confessed during a recorded interview to committing the robbery in Rye and at the three Connecticut locations.
Webster Bank on Purchase Street Rye was robbed September 25. While the robber reportedly threatened a bank employee, witnesses said no weapon was used. At the time, the suspect was described as a black male with dreadlocks, who fled by the rear exit into the parking lot. RPD told the paper that the suspect was wearing a wig.
While fleeing through the parking lot on foot, the suspect dropped some of the cash on the ground. RPD quickly secured the evidence by covering it with a plastic bag and weighing it down with a small black case. Later, when the County forensic team arrived on the scene to help the investigation and removed the cover, the cash could be seen lying in a pool of red dye. The dye is inserted into stacks of cash by banks to make the bills unusable, and to explode, marking the robber’s clothes and body.
The use of crime scene reconstruction and forensic technology, according to police, was the key to identifying Jarrett.
The same bank was robbed in August 2011.