MAN ADMITS ROBBING NEW HAVEN BANK
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DOUGLAS HUTCHINGS, 40, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of bank robbery.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 8, 2012, HUTCHINGS entered the TD Bank located at 466 Foxon Boulevard in New Haven, approached a teller and handed her a note stating “Please just the money no gets hurt.”
After the teller provided HUTCHINGS with $7,444 in U.S. currency, HUTCHINGS ran out of the bank and entered the driver’s side of a minivan. He then drove away at a high rate of speed and engaged New Haven Police officers in a chase that ended when the minivan crashed in the vicinity of Hallock Street and Colombus Avenue in New Haven. HUTCHINGS was apprehended a short distance from the accident scene.
Judge Underhill has scheduled sentencing for October 29, 2012, at which time HUTCHINGS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Haven Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.
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