Local Man Charged with Threatening for Incident at Bank Branch

Philip Tedeschi. Nov 19, 2018 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept.

Philip Tedeschi. Nov 19, 2018 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept.

On November 16 Greenwich Police responded to a bank on West Putnam Avenue on a report of a threatening comment from a customer to an employee.

Officers interviewed two employees and learned that the suspect, Philip Tedeschi, 71, of 28 North Water Street, had entered the bank and become frustrated over the details of a transaction.

While attempting to identify an individual to blame, Tedeschi stated that if he had to come back he wasn’t going to be pointing a finger and would be pointing a gun instead.

Mr. Tedeschi also stated that it would not be hard to find where one of the employees lived and that he could easily follow the employee home after work.

Tedeschi left the establishment when it became clear the situation was not going to be resolved.

The incident left both employees feeling concerned and caused alarm at the bank branch.

Officers located Mr. Tedeschi and placed him under arrest. He is charged with Threatening 1st degree and Breach of Peace 2nd degree. He was able to post his $200 bond and has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Nov 30, 2018.