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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Rhode Island Man Charged with Robbing Westbrook Bank

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on March 3, 2016, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging ROBERT CHADRONET, 38, of Rumford, R.I., with one count of bank robbery.

The indictment alleges that on August 27, 2015, CHADRONET used force, violence and intimidation to rob $2,329 from a branch of Citizens Bank located at 1187 Boston Post Road in Westbrook.

CHADRONET appeared earlier today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson in Hartford and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge.  He has been detained since September 10, 2015, when he was arrested on state charges related to a bank robbery that occurred in Milford on August 18, 2015.

If convicted of the charge, CHADRONET faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to.

CHADRONET is currently on federal supervised release for a prior bank robbery conviction.

The investigation is ongoing.

U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Connecticut State Police, Branford Police Department, Milford Police Department and Wareham (Mass.) Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

Updated March 17, 2016