Bank robbery suspect breaks leg, drops the cash and ends up with just $2

By Calvin Palmer

A man and woman arrested yesterday in connection with a bank robbery in Connecticut were certainly no Bonnie and Clyde.

Jason Durant, 32, of Millerton, New York , and Crystal Eyler, 27, of Sharon, were charged with a hold-up on Tuesday at the National Iron Bank in Cornwall Bridge, said Connecticut State Police.

Durant allegedly entered the bank, brandished a handgun and demanded money. He then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

But during his getaway, Durant fell down a steep embankment behind the bank and broke his leg in several places.

Troopers say as he fell, Durant dropped his gun and the money fell out of his pockets, leaving him with only $2 from the heist.

He was arrested after he went to New Milford Hospital for treatment.

Both suspects are being held on $250,000 bond, and are scheduled to appear in Bantam Superior Court today.

Durant faces charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree larceny. Eyler faces charges of conspiracy to commit a robbery and first-degree larceny.
 
[Based on reports by newsday.com and The Litchfield County Times.]

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