FBI aids Ridgefield police in arrest of Subway stickup man

A Bridgeport man who robbed the Subway on Ethan Allen Highway at knifepoint back in May has been arrested on a federal robbery charge. 

Ridgefield police said Alvin Robertson, 55, was indicted on Oct. 16 and faces four additional federal robbery charges for allegedly committing armed robbery at three Connecticut banks and another Subway restaurant in Monroe.

“Through a collaborated effort with the FBI, Watertown PD, and Monroe PD, Alvin Robertson was apprehended,” a Ridgefield police report said.

According to the report, Robertson walked into the Ridgefield Subway across from the Branchville train station on May 20, where he brandished a knife and demanded all the money in the cash register. He fled with the money, which police later told The Press was $342 in cash.

Robertson’s face was allegedly caught on a surveillance camera in the store. Police later circulated a photo of the suspect displaying a knife in front of the store counter.

The Connecticut Post reported on Sept. 28 that Robertson was charged for taking part in 11 bank robberies over five years in the 1990’s, for which he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Monroe Police traced two robberies to Robertson — the robbery of the Monroe Subway and a People’s bank, both on Route 111 — after his “vehicle became a point that was consistent in various robberies,” Monroe Police Capt. Keith White was quoted in the CT Post.