Third Suspect In Westport Bank Robbery Returns To Face Charges

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WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport detectives brought the third suspect in a local bank robbery earlier this month back to Connecticut on Wednesday to face charges, police said. 

Derek Gilliam, 27, of Bridgeport, waived extradition Wednesday in Supreme Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., police said. 

He was initially arrested July 4 and charged as a fugitive from justice in connection with the robbery at 4:55 p.m. July 2 of the TD Bank branch at 1111 Post Road E. in Westport. 

Gilliam now is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, third-degree larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. 

He was held on $250,000 bond and will be arraigned Thursday in Norwalk Superior Court.

Police said Gilliam conspired with two other Bridgeport men to rob the TD Bank. Two suspects entered the bank, with one displaying a black handgun and demanding money, police said. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money from the teller, the suspects fled south in a vehicle on Morningside Drive, police said. 

One suspect -- Lancelot Andrew Supersad, 19, of Bridgeport -- was spotted walking near Greens Farms Road and Westway Road, police said. He tried to hide in the woods, police said, and was ordered out at police gunpoint. Evidence from TD Bank was discovered in his possession, police said.

He was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, third-degree larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. He was held on $100,000 bond.

The second suspect -- Anthony Santiago, 20, of Bridgeport -- was arrested at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday by Westport police detectives, working with Stratford police detectives and the FBI, police said in a statement. Police did not release details of where and how he was arrested. 

Santiago was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, third-degree larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. He was held on $100,000 bond.

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