CONNECTICUT MAIN PLEADS SENTENCED FOR BANK ROBBERY
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE -- United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire John P. Kacavas and Wakefield Police Chief Kenneth Fifield today announced that on Friday, January 15, 2010, Paul Dimeo, most recently of New Haven, Connecticut, was sentenced to 176 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to one count of bank robbery in connection with the January 23, 2009 robbery of the Profile Bank, 65 Meadow Street, Wakefield, New Hampshire.
Dimeo was also sentenced to three years of supervised release which will begin when he is released from prison. During the term of his supervised release, Dimeo’s behavior will be monitored by the United States Probation and Pretrial Services Office.
On January 23, 2009, Dimeo entered the Profile Bank in Wakefield, leapt over the counter, and demanded money from the tellers. Dimeo took a sum of United States currency and left the bank on foot. As Dimeo was crossing the bank parking lot and heading towards a van being operated by Tammy Fowler, a number of civilians pursued him, captured him, and held him until the police arrived. Fowler was arrested a short time later.
The Wakefield Police Department investigated this case with the assistance of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the New Hampshire State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.