Lisle Man Charged with Two Broome County Bank Robberies
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 18, 2012|
United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; Clifford C. Holly, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico; Joseph T. Zikuski, Chief, City of Binghamton Police Department; Carl Graziano, Acting Chief, City of Scranton Police Department; and Larry Hurley, Chief, Athens Township (Pennsylvania) Police Department, announced today the arrest of Samuel A Parrotti II, 43, in connection with two recent Broome County bank robberies. Parrotti is also a suspect in two additional bank robberies that took place in nearby Pennsylvania locations over the summer. In addition to Parrotti’s arrest, a federal search warrant was executed today at Parrotti’s residence located in the village of Lisle.
In the federal criminal complaint filed today in United States District Court, Parrotti was charged with committing two bank robberies in Broome County—the first, on July 16, 2012, at the M&T Bank branch located at 1170 Vestal Avenue in the City of Binghamton; the second on August 1, 2012, at the NBT Bank branch located at 2950 State Route 11 in Whitney Point1. The felony complaint also contains facts related to two other bank robberies similar to the Broome County robberies—one on August 6, 2012, at the Pennstar Bank branch located at 117 Meadow Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania; and the other on August 27, 2012, at the Visions Federal Credit Union located at2121 Elmira Street, Sayre, Pennsylvania. In each of the four bank robberies, the male robber passed notes to tellers demanding money and indicating the robber possessed a gun. Various amounts of money were obtained in each of the bank robberies.
Parrotti faces a maximum term of 20 years’ imprisonment on each of the robberies, and maximum fines of $250,000. The investigation was conducted by the New York State Police, City of Binghamton Police Department, City of Scranton Police Department, Athens Township Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas P. Walsh.
Further inquiries may be directed to the United States Attorney’s Office, Binghamton branch office, at (607) 773-2887.
1 The felony complaint contains only accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.