Wednesday, December 01, 2021

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Rhode Island Man Sentenced for Robbing Branford, Westbrook Banks

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Robert Chadronet, 41, formerly of East Providence, R.I., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 90 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for committing three bank robberies in 2015, and for violating the conditions of his supervised release following a previous federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Chadronet used force, violence and intimidation to rob approximately $1,000 from a branch of TD Bank located at 1003 West Main Street in Branford, on July 27, 2015; approximately $2,329 from a branch of Citizens Bank located at 1187 Boston Post Road in Westbrook, on August 27, 2015, and approximately $697 from a branch of Citizen's Bank located at 2991 Cranberry Highway in Wareham, Mass., on September 9, 2015.

At the time of this criminal conduct, Chadronet was on federal supervised release for a prior bank robbery conviction in the District of Rhode Island.

On October 4, 2016, Chadronet pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of bank robbery.

Chadronet has been detained since September 10, 2015, when he was arrested on state charges related to a bank robbery that occurred in Milford, Connecticut, on August 18, 2015.  Chadronet pleaded guilty in state court for the Milford robbery and was sentenced to 10 years of incarceration.

Judge Bryant ordered Chadronet to pay $4,026 in restitution.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Connecticut State Police, Branford Police Department, Milford Police Department and Wareham (Mass.) Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

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