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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 30, 2017

Shelton Man Admits Robbing 4 Connecticut Banks

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SCOTT TAYLOR, 47, of Shelton, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of bank robbery and admitted that he robbed four branches of Chase Bank last year.

According to court documents and statements made in court, TAYLOR robbed the Chase Bank at 184 Main Street in Westport on June 2, 2016; the Chase Bank at 1561 Boston Post Road in Milford on June 24, 2016; the Chase Bank at 50 Washington Street in Norwalk on July 6, 2016, and the Chase Bank at 1855 Main Street in Stratford on July 13, 2016. During each of the robberies, TAYLOR handed a teller a note demanding cash, and told the teller that he had a gun.

TAYLOR stole a total of approximately $23,300 during the first three robberies, and $1,000 during the July 13 robbery. He was arrested at the Stratford train station shortly after the July 13 robbery in possession of $998 in cash and 33 folds of heroin.

TAYLOR is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on May 3, 2017, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. The parties have recommended a sentence of 188 months of imprisonment.

TAYLOR has been detained since his arrest.

This investigation has been conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Westport, Milford, Norwalk and Stratford Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.

U.S. Attorney Daly thanked the assistance and cooperation of the State’s Attorneys for the Judicial Districts of Ansonia/Milford, Fairfield and Stamford/Norwalk.

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Violent Crime
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Updated January 30, 2017