Fitness model arraigned for Greenwich bank robberies

HARTFORD — A tattooed fitness enthusiast and model accused of a string of robberies in Connecticut was arraigned in federal court Friday.

Police say 34-year-old David Byers, of Solana Beach, evaded officers in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and Arizona before his arrest on May 3. Police noted a neck tattoo when they released a description of the suspect.

In court, he plead not guilty. His next court date is October 11.

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FBI agents and local police found Byers in the San Diego area in May.

The Greenwich Time reports Byers’ arrest surprised those who worked with him in the modeling community.

Police say Byers robbed a Chase Bank twice and a Citgo gas station in Greenwich. Police hope to extradite Byers so he can face charges including first-degree robbery and felony reckless endangerment.

Other charges are expected. It wasn’t immediately known if Byers had an attorney.