New Haven Man Charged with Multiple Bank Robbery Offenses
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that, on September 18, 2018, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging VINCENT JONES, 50, of New Haven with two counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery.
JONES 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 August 9, 2018, when he was arrested on related state charges.
The indictment alleges that JONES attempted to rob the Key Bank located at 245 Main Street in East Haven on July 31, 2017; robbed the Webster Bank located at 247 Boston Post Road in Orange of $5,469 on July 31, 2017, and robbed the Bank of America located at 1331 Boston Post Road in Milford of $6,578 on August 8, 2018.
If convicted, JONES 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 East Haven, Orange, Milford, New Haven and Waterbury Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.