A Danbury man has been arrested for trying to rob a downtown business. A woman at an Elm Street travel agency told police that a man came inside Monday night, jumped over the counter and demanded she open the register.
Police say as the employee ran outside while the suspect violently struggled to open the register, he threatened to kill her if she didn't give him the key. She was able to flag down a passerby, which caused the man to run away.
Police were able to positively identify the suspect as 39-year old Daniel Christopher, based on surveillance video. Officers waited at his home for the man to return. Christopher resisted arrest and had to be forcefully overpowered to be taken into custody several hours later.
He was charged with criminal attempt to commit robbery, threatening, disorderly conduct and interfering with the duties of a police officer. Christopher was released on $10,000 bond for a court appearance on the 22nd.