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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 27, 2014

Waterbury Man Sentenced To More Than Eight Years In Prison For Robbing Banks In Waterbury And New Britain

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VICTOR RAMOS, 32, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 102 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for robbing banks in Waterbury and New Britain.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 1, 2013, RAMOS, Jose Rivera and others committed an armed robbery of the TD Bank located on Hartford Road in New Britain, stealing approximately $24,480.  On February 21, 2013, RAMOS, Rivera and others committed an armed robbery of the TD Bank located on North Main Street in Waterbury, stealing approximately $5,319.  RAMOS carried a loaded firearm during both robberies and, during the Waterbury robbery, Rivera physically assaulted a customer causing her injuries.

RAMOS and Rivera also violently stole $100 from a small business in Waterbury on January 28, 2013.  During this robbery, RAMOS twice used a Taser on a victim.

RAMOS has been detained since his arrest on June 5, 2013.  On August 19, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

Rivera pleaded guilty to the same charge and, on October 30, 2013, he was sentenced to 117 months of imprisonment.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Waterbury Police Department and the New Britain Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

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Updated March 18, 2015