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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waterbury Man Sentenced To More Than Nine Years In Prison For Robbing Banks In Waterbury And New Britain


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE RIVERA, 41, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 117 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for robbing banks in Waterbury and New Britain.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 1, 2013, RIVERA, Victor Ramos and others committed an armed robbery of the TD Bank located on Hartford Road in New Britain, stealing approximately $24,480.  On February 21, 2013, RIVERA, Ramos and others committed an armed robbery of the TD Bank located on North Main Street in Waterbury, stealing approximately $5,319.

RIVERA carried a firearm during both robberies and, during the Waterbury robbery, physically assaulted a customer causing her injuries.

In addition, RIVERA and Ramos violently stole $100 from a small business in Waterbury on January 28, 2013.

RIVERA has been detained since his arrest on February 21, 2013.  On August 7, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

Ramos has been detained since his arrest on June 5, 2013.  On August 19, 2013, he pleaded guilty to the same charge.

This matter has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Waterbury Police Department and the New Britain Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

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