A New Haven man has admitted to the March robbery of a Foxon Boulevard bank that is located just over the East Haven town line.
Douglas Hutchings, 40, of New Haven, pleaded guilty Monday before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of bank robbery, according to the Tom Carson, the public information officer for the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut's Office.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 8 Hutchings entered the TD Bank at 466 Foxon Boulevard in New Haven, approached a teller and handed her a note stating: "Please just the money no gets hurt."
After the teller provided Hutchings with $7,444 in U.S. currency, Carson said Hutchings ran out of the bank and entered the driver’s side of a minivan.
"He then drove away at a high rate of speed and engaged New Haven Police officers in a chase that ended when the minivan crashed in the vicinity of Hallock Street and Colombus Avenue in New Haven," Carson stated in a press release.
Hutchings was apprehended a short distance from the accident scene.
Judge Underhill has scheduled sentencing for Oct. 29. Hutchings faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.