David Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Kimberly Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Col. Danny Stebbins of the Connecticut State Police today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven has returned an indictment charging Marcus Dwyer, 40, formerly of New Haven, and Dario Pabey, 32, of Waterbury, with the in August.
The indictment was returned on September 7 and Pabey was arrested on that date. He appeared today before United States Magistrate Judge Holly Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport and has been ordered detained.
Dwyer is currently being sought by law enforcement. Citizens with information about his whereabouts are encouraged to call Detective Jim McGlynn of the Connecticut State Police at 860-250-5060, or Special Agent Lisa MacNamara of the FBI at 203-996-4132.
The indictment alleges that, on August 6 of this year, Dwyer, Pabey and another individual took approximately $43,573 from the TD Bank on Route 81 in Killingworth through the use of force, violence, and intimidation.
According to statements made today in court, it is alleged that Dwyer and Pabey, one of whom carried a gun, entered the bank and ordered employees and customers to lie on the floor. One victim was bound by the defendants. After taking the money, the defendants fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, which was abandoned a short distance from the bank.
U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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.