Guilty Plea In 2012 Killingworth Bank Robbery

A Waterbury man pleaded in federal court today and faces 20 years in prison.


A Waterbury man has pleaded guilty in federal court to the August 2012 robbery of the TD Bank in Killingworth.

Dario Pabey, 32, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport to one count of bank robbery for his role in the robbery.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on the afternoon of Aug. 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, according to the Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s office.

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 U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall on May 20, 2013, at which time Pabey faces a maximum of 20 years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000.

Pavey has been in jail since his arrest on Sept. 7, 2012.

Jacques has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

This matter is being investigated by the FBI and the Connecticut State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ray Miller and Sarala Nagala.

To read the story from the beginning, as reported by Patch, click the links below:

  • Masked Gunmen Rob TD Bank in Killingworth
  • Two Men Charged with Robbery of Killingworth Bank
  • Second Man Arrested in Killingworth Bank Robbery
  • Getaway Driver in Killingworth Bank Robbery Pleads Guilty



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