On December 17, 2021 at approximately 03:40 PM, the Connecticut State Police Troop E – Montville barracks was notified of an alarm at the Jewett City Savings Bank, located at 353 Route 165 in the Town of Preston. Shortly thereafter, dispatchers at the Troop E – Montville barracks received a 9-1-1 call from an employee at the bank, who reported they had been robbed. The suspect reportedly displayed a note demanding money, but no weapons were displayed. The caller provided a description of the suspect and the vehicle he left in.
Following the initial reports, the vehicle and suspect descriptions were broadcasted to area departments. A short time later, Norwich Police reported they located the suspect vehicle in the City of Norwich. The Norwich Police and Connecticut State Police then coordinated resources and attempted to stop the suspect vehicle. However, when police attempted to stop the suspect, he engaged police in a pursuit. The pursuit continued for a short period of time until troopers were able to stop the vehicle. The suspect was then taken into custody and identified as, 34 year old Troy Burek of Ledyard. At the time of his arrest, Burek was still in possession of the cash he stole during the robbery.
Once in custody, Burek was transported to the Troop E – Montville barracks where he was charged with Robbery 3rd degree, Larceny 2nd degree, Reckless Driving, Engaging Police in Pursuit, and Operating With a Suspended License. Burek was held on a $100,000 cash or surety bond and scheduled to appear at Norwich Superior Court on December 20, 2021 at 09:00 AM.