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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Banks in Connecticut and Massachusetts

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT CHADRONET, 38, formerly of East Providence, R.I., pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of bank robbery and admitted that he committed two bank robberies in Connecticut and one in Massachusetts.

According to court documents and statements made in court, CHADRONET used force, violent and intimidation to rob approximately $1,000 from a branch of TD Bank located at 1003 West Main Street in Branford, Conn., on July 27, 2015; approximately $2,329 from a branch of Citizens Bank located at 1187 Boston Post Road in Westbrook, Conn., on August 27, 2015, and approximately $697 from a branch of Citizen’s Bank located at 2991 Cranberry Highway in Wareham, Mass., on September 9, 2015.

CHADRONET is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on December 28, 2016, at which time CHADRONET faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

CHADRONET 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.  State charges against CHADRONET for that robbery are pending.

At the time of his criminal conduct CHADRONET was on federal supervised release for a prior bank robbery conviction.  He faces supervised release violation proceedings in the District of Rhode Island.

This matter has been 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 October 4, 2016