SHELTON, Conn. -- A former Shelton man with an extensive history of bank robberies as sentenced to 15 years in prison for robbing four Chase Bank branches in Westport, Milford, Norwalk and Stratford last year.
Scott Taylor, 47, was sentenced to 188 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced Thursday.
According to court documents, Taylor robbed the Chase Bank on Main Street in Westport on June 2, 2016; the Chase Bank on Boston Post Road in Milford on June 24, 2016; the Chase Bank on Washington Street in Norwalk on July 6, 2016; and the Chase Bank on Main Street in Stratford on July 13, 2016. During each of these robberies, Taylor handed the teller a note demanding cash, and told the teller that he had a gun, Daly said.
Taylor stole a total of approximately $23,300 during the first three robberies, and $1,000 during the fourth, according to Daly. When he was arrested at the Stratford train station shortly after the July 13 robbery, he possessed $998 in cash and 33 folds of heroin, Daly said.
Taylor has been detained since his arrest, and pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery on Jan. 30. In addition to his prison sentence, he has been ordered to make full restitution.
Daly said that Taylor has a history of bank robberies. In 1999 he was convicted for robbing three Connecticut banks, for which he received a sentence of 37 months in prison. In 2006, he was convicted of robbing a bank in Milford in August 2015. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 12 years to serve. In February of 2016, after his release from prison, he began serving a three-year term of probation.
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