A former New Haven man wanted for a violent August bank robbery in Killingworth was apprehended in New London Wednesday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Marcus Dwyer, 40, is scheduled to appear in front of a federal judge in Bridgeport Thursday morning, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice said in a written statement.
An indictment for Dwyer and Dario Pabey, 32, of Waterbury, was returned Sept. 7 and Pabey was arrested on that date. He appeared in court that day, but law enforcement continued to look for Dwyer, who remained on the run until Wednesday.
The indictment alleges that on Aug. 6, 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 Sept. 7 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 David B. 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 F. Miller and Sarala V. Nagala.