Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Three Banks Including One in Rindge
CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley today announced that Vincent Torraco, 26, of Athol, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to three bank robberies, including one in Rindge, New Hampshire.
According to court documents and statements made during Torraco’s plea hearing, Torraco robbed TD bank branches in Gardner, Massachusetts, on September 16, 2016, in Rindge, on September 23, 2016, and in Winchester, Connecticut, on September 24, 2016. In each robbery, Torraco passed a note to a bank teller demanding money. In at least two of the robberies, the notes included warnings not to include dye packs with the money. Torraco was identified as the robber in each instance through bank security images, which revealed distinctive clothing and physical characteristics common to Torraco, and in one case a fingerprint on the demand note.
Torraco’s sentencing is scheduled for November 13, 2017. He has been detained since his arrest in North Carolina on September 27, 2016 and will remain detained pending sentencing.
This investigation of this matter was overseen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and conducted by the Rindge (N.H.) Police Department, the Gardner (Massachusetts) Police Department, the Winchester (Connecticut) Police Department and the Huntersville (North Carolina) Police Department. The prosecution of the case is being coordinated with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Districts of Massachusetts and Connecticut, the Middle District (Massachusetts) Attorney’s Office, and the Litchfield County (Connecticut) State’s Attorney’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Morse.