Waterbury Man Admits Robbing Banks in Waterbury and New Britain
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 19, 2013|
Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Victor Ramos, 31, of Waterbury, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to one count of bank robbery.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 1, 2013, Ramos, Jose Rivera, and others committed an armed robbery of the TD Bank located on Hartford Road in New Britain, stealing approximately $24,480. On February 21, 2013, Ramos, Rivera, and others committed an armed robbery of the TD Bank located on North Main Street in Waterbury, stealing approximately $5,319.
In pleading guilty, Ramos also admitted that he violently stole $100 from a small business in Waterbury on January 28, 2013.
Ramos has been detained since his arrest on June 5, 2013.
Rivera, 41, of Waterbury, has been detained since his arrest on February 21, 2013. On August 7, 2013, he also pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.
Ramos and Rivera are scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny on November 7, 2013, at which time they face a maximum term of imprisonment of 25 years.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Waterbury Police Department, and the New Britain Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.