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Man Who Robbed New Haven Bank Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 05, 2013
  • District of Connecticut (203) 821-3700

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Douglas Hutchings, 41, of New Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 108 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 8, 2012, Hutchings entered the TD Bank located at 466 Foxon Boulevard in New Haven, approached a teller, and handed her a note stating, “Please just the money. No gets hurt.”

After the teller provided Hutchings with $7,444 in U.S. currency, Hutchings ran out of the bank and entered the driver’s side of a minivan. He then drove away at a high rate of speed and engaged New Haven Police officers in a chase that ended when the minivan crashed in the vicinity of Hallock Street and Colombus Avenue in New Haven. Hutchings was apprehended a short distance from the accident scene.

Hutchings has been detained since his arrest on March 8, 2012. On August 6, 2012, he pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.

Hutchings’ extensive criminal history includes convictions for manslaughter, assault, larceny, and arson.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Haven Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.