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Shelton Man Admits Robbing 4 Connecticut Banks

Surveillance footage of the suspect in a bank robbery that took place at the Chase Bank on Main Street in Westport on June 1. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Westport Police Department
A Shelton man pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery on Monday. Scott Taylor, 47, admitted to robbing banks in Westport, Norwalk, Milford and Stratford. Photo Credit: File

SHELTON, Conn. -- A 47-year-old Shelton man pleaded guilty Monday to one count of bank robbery and admitted that he had robbed four branches of Chase Bank last year.

Scott Taylor, 47, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court. He robbed the Chase Banks at:

  • 184 Main St. in Westport on June 2, 2016;
  • 1561 Boston Post Road in Milford on June 24, 2016;
  • 50 Washington St. in Norwalk on July 6, 2016, and
  • 1855 Main St. in Stratford on July 13, 2016.

During each of the robberies, Taylor handed a teller a note demanding cash, and told the teller that he had a gun, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.

He stole a total of $23,300 during the first three robberies, and $1,000 during the July 13 robbery. He was arrested at the Stratford train station shortly after the July 13 robbery in possession of $998 in cash and 33 folds of heroin.

He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on May 3 and faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. The parties have recommended a sentence of 188 months of imprisonment.

Taylor has been detained since his arrest. This investigation has been conducted by the FBI and the Westport, Milford, Norwalk and Stratford Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.

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