Hartford Men Indicted for June Credit Union Robbery
Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, David Sundberg, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Hartford Police Chief Jason Thody today announced that ZAIQWAN FOTHERGILL, 20, and HAKEEM ROBINSON, 27, both of Hartford, have been charged with robbing a Hartford credit union in June.
An indictment, which was returned by a grand jury in Hartford on August 4, alleges that, on June 29, 2022, Fothergill and Robinson used a firearm to commit a robbery of the Cencap Federal Credit Union located at 2775 Main Street in Hartford.
The two-count indictment charges Fothergill and Robinson with armed bank robbery, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 25 years, and with using, carrying and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, an offense that carries a mandatory consecutive term of imprisonment of at least seven years.
Hartford Police officers arrested Fothergill and Robinson in Keney Park in Hartford shortly after the robbery. They have been detained since their arrests.
Robinson appeared yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Dave Vatti in Bridgeport and entered a plea of not guilty. Fothergill’s arraignment is scheduled for September 6.
U.S. Attorney Avery stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Connecticut Violent Crime Task Force and the Hartford Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian P. Leaming.