Waterbury Man Admits Role in Killingworth Bank Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 25, 2013|
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Dario Pabey, 32, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport to one count of bank robbery for his role in the August 2012 robbery of TD Bank in Killingworth.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in the afternoon of August 6, 2012, Jennifer Jacques drove Pabey and another man to the TD Bank on Route 81 in Killingworth. Pabey and his co-defendant then entered the bank wearing masks and demanded that everyone lie on the floor. Pabey used zip ties to tie the hands of one bank employee. After taking money from the bank, as well as money and other items from bank customers, Pabey grabbed a customer and forced him out of the bank. Pabey and his co-defendant fled in the customer’s vehicle, which was abandoned a short distance from the bank at a pre-planned location where Jacques was waiting. Jacques then drove Pabey and his co-defendant away from the bank while they changed out of the clothes they had worn during the robbery.
The investigation has revealed that $43,573 was stolen from the bank and its patrons during the robbery.
Pabey is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall on May 20, 2013, at which time Pabey faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
Pabey has been detained since his arrest on September 7, 2012.
Jacques has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Connecticut State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ray Miller and Sarala Nagala.