Bank Robbery Spree Suspect Pleads Guilty

Greenwich bank was one of six institutions the suspect robbed, according to the US Attorney.


A man who authorities say committed robbed six banks during a three-week spree last March has pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in New Haven.

Kevin Bolden, 47, of New Haven, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of bank robbery, according to the US Attorney's office.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Bolden committed the following six bank robberies in less than one month, stealing a total of more than $15,000: 

  • Citizens Bank in New Haven on March 7 for $1,375;      
  • First Niagara Bank on 211 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, on March 8 for $3,290;
  • People’s United Bank on 2586 Summer St., Stamford, on March 12 for $5,786;
  • Citizens Bank on 1 Atlantic St., Stamford, on March 19 for $1,140;
  • Citibank on 453 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, on March 22  for $1,226, 
  • Chase Bank in Bridgeport on March 27 for $2,582 .

During five of the robberies—including the Greenwich robbery, Bolden was assisted by Moneek Grant, 34, of New Haven. Bolden faces a maximum sentence of of 20 years in jail and a  $250,000 fine when he is sentenced March 4, 2013.

Bolden, and his admitted accomplice, have been in custody since their arrests on April 4 in Nelson County, VA. The couple was stopped in a gray Volvo station wagon, which authorities said was used in 5 of the 6 heists, was stopped by police because the license plates on the car didn't match the vehicle description. The couple was found with red dye-stained money, drugs and Connecticut license plates inside the car.

On Oct. 2, Moneek Grant pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. She awaits sentencing.

This case has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Haven, Stamford, Woodbridge, Greenwich and Bridgeport Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.


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