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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 16, 2019

New Haven Man Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison for Bank Robberies

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VINCENT JONES, 51, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 63 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery offenses. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, 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.

On January 31, 2019, Jones pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

Jones, who has an extensive criminal history, has been detained since August 9, 2018, when he was arrested on related state charges.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the East Haven, Orange, Milford, New Haven and Waterbury Police Departments.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

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Violent Crime
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Updated September 16, 2019