States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|July 7, 2010||
STAMFORD MEN ADMIT ENGAGING IN FOUR-MONTH BANK ROBBERY SPREE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that SPERO MOSCHOS, 29, and CHRISTOPHER DAVIS, 34, both of Stamford, pleaded guilty yesterday, July 6, before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to multiple bank robbery counts. Specifically, MOSCHOS pleaded guilty to five counts of bank robbery and DAVIS pleaded guilty to four counts.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between May 2009 and August 2009, MOSCHOS robbed 12 banks in Norwalk, Westport, Stamford, Darien, Wilton, Fairfield and West Harrison, New York. A Westport bank was victimized twice during the spree. DAVIS participated in eight of the Connecticut bank robberies with MOSCHOS.
The defendants robbed the banks either by passing a threatening note or by making a threatening oral demand for cash. For example, during an attempted robbery of a branch of TD Banknorth in Westport on May 15, 2009, MOSCHOS gave the teller a note stating “Do not push the alarm. I have a bomb. Empty your drawer and no one will get hurt. I am watching your hands!!!” On this occasion, MOSCHOS did not succeed in obtaining any money.
On July 7, 2009, DAVIS entered a Citibank branch in Darien while MOSCHOS waited outside in a getaway car. Once inside, DAVIS orally demanded money and made several threats, including telling one person inside the bank, “I see you, don’t move, I’ll kill you.”
The defendants stole a total of $41,272 during the spree.
Judge Underhill has scheduled sentencing for September 24, 2010, at which time the defendants face a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, on each count.
MOSCHOS and DAVIS have been incarcerated since August 26, 2009, after they were arrested by the Stamford Police Department.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Darien, Fairfield and Wilton Police Departments. The State’s Attorney’s Offices for the Judicial Districts of Bridgeport/Fairfield and Stamford/Norwalk assisted in the prosecution of this matter. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul Murphy.
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