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Man Who Robbed Hartford Credit Union Sentenced to 6 Years in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ZAIQWAN FOTHERGILL, 21, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbing a Hartford credit union last year.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 29, 2022, Fothergill, armed with a .40 caliber ghost gun, robbed the Cencap Federal Credit Union, located at 2775 Main Street in Hartford, of $24,214.  Fothergill’s associate, Hakeem Robinson, stood watch in the credit union during the robbery.  Hartford Police officers located and arrested Fothergill and Robinson in Keney Park in Hartford shortly after the robbery.

On February 2, 2023, Fothergill pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery.

Robinson, 28, of Hartford, pleaded guilty to the same charge and, on May 8, 2023, was sentenced to 56 months of imprisonment.

Fothergill and Robinson have been detained since their arrests.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Connecticut Violent Crime Task Force and the Hartford Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian P. Leaming and Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.

Updated September 19, 2023

Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses