FBI seeks man for 2013 Seymour bank robberies

Daniel Hamlett, Sr. is wanted by the FBI for an armed bank robbery in Seymour in 2013.
Daniel Hamlett, Sr. is wanted by the FBI for an armed bank robbery in Seymour in 2013.

SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH) — The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of trying to rob a Seymour bank customer and then robbing the bank itself in 2013.

According to an FBI wanted poster, Daniel W. Hamlett Sr. parked in the lot of Webster Bank on 15 New Haven Road on April 9, 2013 about 3 p.m.

“A customer exiting the bank walked by the vehicle and noticed that Hamlett, Sr. was wearing a mask that covered his face. The customer continued to his vehicle, entered it, and locked the doors. Hamlett, Sr. got out of his vehicle, ran to the customer’s vehicle, took out a black handgun, smashed the driver’s side front window, and demanded money from the customer,” police said. “When the customer responded that he didn’t have any money, Hamlett, Sr. took the customer’s car keys and cell phone and told him not to move. Hamlett, Sr. then went into the Webster Bank.”

The customer fled into a neighboring business and reported the incident, before the suspect exited the bank and fled onto Route 8 in a teal Ford Taurus, with the last three license letters YHC, the FBI said.

Surveillance camera image of Webster Bank robbery in Seymour, April 9, 2013.
Surveillance camera image of Webster Bank robbery in Seymour, April 9, 2013.
During the robbery, Hamlett, Sr. walked into the bank brandishing a black handgun and yelled for everyone to get on the floor, before jumping over the teller counter and demanding money, the FBI said.

“He took all of the money out of her drawer, including a dye pack, and then led the teller to another employee. That employee’s drawer was opened and Hamlett, Sr. took all the money from her drawer, including a dye pack. Hamlett, Sr. then jumped back over the teller counter and walked out of the front door of the bank,” according to the FBI.

A federal arrest warrant was issued in U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, New Haven, Connecticut, on March 13, 2014, after he was charged with armed bank robbery and aiding and abetting.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the New Haven Division of the FBI at (203) 777-6311, your local FBI
office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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