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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Shelton Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison for Robbing 4 Connecticut Banks

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SCOTT TAYLOR, 47, formerly of Shelton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 188 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for robbing 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. When he was arrested at the Stratford train station shortly after the July 13 robbery, he possessed $998 in cash and 33 folds of heroin.

Judge Bryant ordered TAYLOR to make full restitution.

TAYLOR has been detained since his arrest. On January 30, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

TAYLOR’s criminal history includes a 1999 federal conviction for bank robbery, stemming from his robbery of three Connecticut banks, for which he received a sentence of 37 months of imprisonment. In addition, in 2006, he was convicted in state court of robbing a bank in Milford in August 2005, and was sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment, with 12 years to serve. In February 2016, after his release from prison, he began serving a three-year term of probation.

This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Westport, Milford, Norwalk and Stratford Police Departments. The case was 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 July 20, 2017