Salisbury Bank robber nabbed after crashing getaway car following second robbery; suspect also wanted in January heist

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By Wednesday, Feb 15 News  3 Comments
Eric James Sheridan, 36, of Danielson, Connecticut, allegedly robbed Salisbury Bank and Trust Company in Great Barrington on Monday and then robbed a bank in Falls Village on Wednesday, after which he and his girlfriend crashed into a tree and are now in police custody and being treated at a Sharon, Connecticut, hospital for unknown injuries. Pictured: Danielson was caught on a bank surveillance camera after he robbed another bank in Putnam, Connecticut, last month. Photo courtesy Connecticut State Police
Police say Sheridan, 36, was unarmed when he robbed Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, 310 Main St. in Great Barrington, on Monday afternoon.

Police say Sheridan, 36, was unarmed when he robbed Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, 310 Main St. in Great Barrington, on Monday afternoon.

Great Barrington — The Connecticut man who, on Monday (Feb. 13), allegedly robbed Salisbury Bank and Trust Company on Main Street is in police custody after he crashed the car he was driving into a tree on Wednesday (Feb. 15) following another bank robbery in Falls Village, Connecticut.

Eric James Sheridan, 36, was also sought by police for another bank robbery last month at People’s United Bank in the Stop & Shop in Putnam, Connecticut, after he was caught on surveillance camera.

On Wednesday, Great Barrington police were notified by the Connecticut State Police, Canaan Barracks, that both Sheridan, of Danielson, Connecticut, and the other suspect–Rachelle Winter, 30, were in custody. Police say Winter is Sheridan’s girlfriend.

Police say the couple were driving the same red 2014 Fiat with Rhode Island plates seen parked outside Salisbury Bank on Monday, and that Sheridan and Winter, of East Providence, Rhode Island, are currently being treated at Sharon (Connecticut) Hospital, having sustained “unknown injuries.”

A police officer guards the crime scene at Salisbury Bank and Trust Company Monday evening after Sheridan allegedly passed the teller a note and escaped with a small amount of cash. Photo: Heather Bellow

A police officer guards the crime scene at Salisbury Bank and Trust Company Monday evening after Sheridan allegedly passed the teller a note and escaped with a small amount of cash. Photo: Heather Bellow

Police Chief William Walsh said earlier today his department had issued an arrest warrant for Sheridan and a possible accomplice.

At around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sheridan allegedly walked into the bank wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses, Walsh added. Unarmed, Sheridan then passed a note to the teller and made off with “an undisclosed amount of cash.”

No one was hurt, but Walsh further warned that, though the suspect committed an “unarmed bank robbery,” the public should still consider him “armed and dangerous.”

The Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force, including Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Berkshire County district attorney’s office, also helped with the investigation.

Heather Bellow can be reached at (413) 329-6871 and hbellow@theberkshireedge.com.


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  1. Ward C. Belcher says:

    Marcie; The Lakeville Journal won’t have anything on “The Great Robbery” (really, do they still rob banks?) until next Thursday – the 23rd. If they have anything at all! So, there is a great void that needs to be filled! Ward

  2. Ted B. says:

    So this guy flunked Bank Robbery 101.
    I think its the 3rd line that says…….. use the most inconspicuous car you can !
    NOT a RED Fiat 500 !
    Nope not something like that !

  3. MaRio Verde says:

    The ignorance about the Nature of Money in this nation and in the World is staggering. : “ … really, do they still rob banks?”, is a comment about a recent bank robbery in Great Barrington. Poor devil, indeed. Doesn’t he realize that what he did is a crime that could ruin his life? According to Ellen Brown in “The Web of Debt”, owning a bank is the “perfect crime”, perfect because it is “all legal” – I hope our new Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, would concur and many others as well who are robbing legally after changing the rules to their benefit. There is no excuse for stealing and it is easier to understand the desperation of a “small fish” who will be punished disproportionately when compared to the massive drain of wealth in a monetary system designed to benefit only a few. Dear robber: To be a successful thief, you must first understand the money system and the workings of making laws. After that there will be no more car chases or broken bones – just pinstriped suits – unless you realize the harm you do by pushing a self-serving money system instead of one that benefits all:
    “Over time, whoever controls the money system
    controls the nation.”
    Stephen Zarlenga (author of The Lost Science of Money; http://www.monetary.org )
    and:
    http://www.Positivemoney.org
    and:
    http://www.thenextsystem.org
    Search:
    · HR2990; died in Congress – of course!

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