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District of Connecticut

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New Haven Man Admits Role In Killingworth Bank Robbery

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MARCUS DWYER, 40, of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday before United States Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport to one count of bank robbery for his role in the August 2012 robbery of TD Bank in Killingworth.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in the afternoon of August 6, 2012, Jennifer Jacques drove DWYER and Dario Pabey to the TD Bank on Route 81 in Killingworth.  DWYER and Pabey then entered the bank wearing masks and demanded that everyone lie on the floor.  DWYER pointed a gun at bank employees and customers and then jumped over the teller door and ordered the employees to open the vault.  He accompanied the employees to the vault while Pabey controlled the lobby area.  Pabey used zip ties to tie the hands of one bank employee and demanded that the customers give him their wallets, mobile phones and car keys.  As Pabey was starting to restrain a second person with zip ties, DWYER ran past him with a bag of money that he had taken from the vault.  Pabey followed and grabbed a patron who had surrendered his car keys to him and forced him out of the bank.  DWYER and Pabey fled in the customer’s vehicle, which was abandoned a short distance from the bank at a pre-planned location where Jacques was waiting.  Jacques then drove DWYER and Pabey away from the bank while they changed out of the clothes they had worn during the robbery.

The investigation has revealed that $43,573 was stolen from the bank and its patrons during the robbery.

DWYER is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall on August 20, 2013, in New Haven at which time DWYER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

DWYER has been detained since his arrest on September 19, 2012.

Pabey, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty on February 25, 2013.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 24, 2013.  Jacques also has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

This matter has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Connecticut State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ray Miller and Sarala Nagala.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015