Bridgeport Man Charged with Committing Multiple Robberies
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging ALVIN ROBERTSON, 55, of Bridgeport, with three counts of bank robbery and two counts of interference with commerce by robbery.
The indictment was returned on October 16, 2018. Robertson appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel in Bridgeport and entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. He has been detained since his arrest on related state charges on September 27, 2018.
The indictment alleges that Robertson robbed a Subway store located at 9 Ethan Allen Highway in Ridgefield on May 20, 2018; a Subway store located at 447 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe on July 22, 2018; a People’s United Bank branch located at 470 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe on August 29, 2018; a People’s United Bank branch located at 763 Straits Turnpike in Watertown on September 21, 2018, and a People’s United Bank branch located at 1135 Farmington Avenue in Berlin on September 25, 2018.
If convicted, Robertson faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on each count.
U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Watertown, Ridgefield, Monroe and Berlin Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.