Two Men Charged with Armed Robbery of Windsor Bank
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that DAVID JOHNSON, 27, of Enfield, and ODAIN JOHNSON, 21, of Hartford, have been charged by federal criminal complaint with the armed robbery of the First Niagara Bank in Windsor on January 10, 2015.
According to the criminal complaint, which was unsealed today, on January 10, 2015, at approximately 9:15 a.m., two masked men, at least one of whom brandished a firearm, entered the First Niagara Bank at 2133 Poquonock Avenue in Windsor. The two men vaulted the teller counter, directed two bank employees to the bank vault and ordered one of the employees to open the vault. Once inside the vault, the men ordered the bank employees to the ground and took $81,530 from the vault. The men also ordered bank employees to open teller drawers and proceeded to take an additional amount of money from the drawers.
The complaint also alleges that a customer walked into the bank during the robbery. One of the masked men pointed a gun at the customer, ordered him to the ground and told him not to look up. After exiting the bank, the men confronted a second customer who was about to enter the bank. One of the men pointed a gun at the customer and stated “If you say anything, we’ll shoot you….”
The complaint further alleges that, while investigating the robbery, Windsor Police were contacted by East Windsor Police who were investigating similar bank and credit union robberies in East Windsor and Glastonbury. East Windsor Police had recently obtained an arrest warrant for DAVID JOHNSON with respect to the robbery of the Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union in East Windsor on July 21, 2014.
After further investigation, on January 10 at approximately 9:45 p.m., law enforcement executed a search warrant at DAVID JOHNSON’s Enfield residence and found a total of $81,946 in cash, most of which was bound by First Niagara Bank strapping that was initialed by one of victim bank employees. Investigators also found and seized other items allegedly used during the robbery earlier that day, as well as a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun with a fully-loaded magazine.
DAVID JOHNSON was arrested at that time on the East Windsor warrant. He currently is detained in state custody.
On January 17, ODAIN JOHNSON was arrested in Lewiston, Maine, on the federal criminal complaint. He also is detained.
The charge of armed bank robbery carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.
The investigation is ongoing.
U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by the FBI and the Windsor, East Windsor and Glastonbury Police Departments, with the assistance of the Enfield Police Department, the Capital Region Emergency Services Team (CREST) and the Maine State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Deborah R. Slater and Douglas P. Morabito.