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District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Two Individuals Plead Guilty to Bank Robbery Charges

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Two individuals are scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence on May 3, 2016, having pleaded guilty this week to bank robbery charges, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha.

On Tuesday, Trevor Krous Gaskell, 35, of Warren, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., and pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery. Gaskell admitted to the court that on January 17, 2013, he robbed a branch office of Washington Trust Bank in Cranston of $4,995, and that on April 29, 2013, he robbed a branch office of Bank of Newport in Warren of between $2,000 and $3,000. In both instances, Gaskell admitted to the court that he handed bank tellers notes demanding cash, instructing them not to include dye packs or GPS trackers with the cash. No weapon was shown.

According to information presented to the court, Gaskell was previously convicted in Massachusetts state court of robbing a bank in Swansea on January 11, 2013.

In a separate matter, appearing today before U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., Dennis Wilson, 44, of Waterbury, CT., pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery. Wilson admitted to the court that on January 25, 2010, he robbed the Wave Federal Credit Union in Warwick of $16,126.50, while brandishing a firearm. According to information presented to the court, Wilson later admitted to FBI agents that he brandished a BB gun during the robbery.

According to information presented to the court, Wilson was previously convicted of robbing banks in New York and Connecticut.

Both men are detained in federal custody. 

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan.

The bank robberies committed by Trevor Krous Gaskell were investigated by the FBI, and the Cranston and Warren Police Departments. The bank robbery committed by Dennis Wilson was investigated by the FBI and the Warwick Police Department.

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Updated January 28, 2016