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District of Connecticut

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Haven Man Sentenced To More Than 15 Years In Prison For Robbing Killingworth Bank

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARCUS DWYER, 41, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 188 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for robbing a Killingworth bank.

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

DWYER has been detained since his arrest on September 19, 2012.  On May 13, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

Pabey pleaded guilty to the same charge and, on May 24, 2013, he was sentenced to 180 months of imprisonment.  Jacques also has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

This matter was 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