WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Three men are facing federal charges after armed robberies at a post office and a bank in April.
Officials say a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging 51-year-old Derrick White of Hamden, also known as “Fly,” 25-year-old Malcolm Haynes of New Haven, also known as “Black,” and 18-year-old Howard Bookert of Hamden with one count of armed robbery of a postal employee.
The indictment alleges that on April 21, White, Haynes, and Bookert went into the U.S. Post Office in West Haven, stole money, government property, and endangered postal employees and others by use of a dangerous weapon.
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The indictment then says that the same day, White, Haynes, and another person known to the jury stole over $9,000 from the Wells Fargo Bank on Whitney Avenue in Hamden. They say the men used force, violence, and endangered a person by use of a dangerous weapon.
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White and Bookert have been detained since April 21, when they were arrested in New Haven on related state charges. Haynes has been detained since his arrest on related state charges on May 23.
If convicted, the men face a maximum term of 25 years in prison and up to $250,000 fine.