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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Former New Haven Resident Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Robbing Seymour Bank

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANIEL HAMLETT, SR., 55, formerly of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for committing an armed robbery of a Seymour bank in 2013.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 9, 2013, HAMLETT drove a stolen vehicle to the Webster Bank on New Haven Road in Seymour. Wearing a mask, he exited the vehicle, approached an individual who was seated in his parked car, took out a handgun, smashed the driver’s side front window and demanded money from the victim. When the victim responded that he didn’t have any money, HAMLETT took the victim’s car keys and cell phone and told him not to move.

HAMLETT then entered the bank, ordered everyone to get on the floor, jumped over the teller counter and forcibly took $5,594 in cash from two teller drawers. He then jumped back over the teller counter, exited the bank and fled in the stolen vehicle. HAMLETT then met his son, Daniel Hamlett, Jr., who picked up his father and eluded law enforcement.

HAMLETT was arrested in Georgia on November 13, 2014, and has been detained since his arrest. On September 14, 2015, he pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery.

Daniel Hamlett, Jr. also pleaded guilty and has been sentenced.

This matter was investigated by the FBI and the Seymour Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Douglas P. Morabito and Sarala V. Nagala.

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Violent Crime
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Updated February 28, 2017