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

Friday, February 23, 2018

Two New Jersey Men Charged with Robbing Killingworth Bank, Attempting to Rob Branford Bank

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment today charging LAVON YOUNG, 38, and DAVID C. EARL, 25, both of Union City, New Jersey, with bank robbery offenses.

According to the indictment, on January 27, 2018, YOUNG and EARL first attempted to rob a Key Bank branch in Branford, and then robbed a TD Bank branch on Route 81 in Killingworth of approximately $9,754.

YOUNG and EARL were arrested in East Haven on January 27 and were subsequently charged with multiple state offenses.  They have been detained since their arrests.

The indictment charges YOUNG and EARL with one count of attempted bank robbery and one count of bank robbery.  Each charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and the defendants are 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 and East Haven Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Henry Kopel and Douglas Morabito.

Updated February 23, 2018