Rhode Island man pleads guilty to robbing banks in Conn & Mass

Robert Chadronet (Photo provided by the Milford Police Dept.)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A man arrested for robbing banks in both Connecticut and Massachusetts plead guilty today in Hartford federal court.

According to Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Robert Chadronet, formerly of East Providence, R.I., plead guilty to one count of bank robbery and admitted that he committed two bank robberies in Connecticut and one in Massachusetts.

 Court documents and statements made in court show that Chadronet used force, violent and intimidation to rob approximately $1,000 from a branch of TD Bank located at 1003 West Main Street in Branford, Conn., on July 27, 2015; approximately $2,329 from a branch of Citizens Bank located at 1187 Boston Post Road in Westbrook, Conn., on Aug. 27, 2015, and approximately $697 from a branch of Citizen’s Bank located at 2991 Cranberry Highway in Wareham, Mass., on Sept. 9, 2015.

Chadronet is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on Dec. 28, 2016, where he faces faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. Chadronet has been detained since Sept.10, 2015, when he was arrested on state charges related to a bank robbery that occurred in Milford on Aug. 18, 2015. State charges against him for that robbery are pending.

At the time of his criminal conduct Chadronet was on federal supervised release for a prior bank robbery conviction.  He faces supervised release violation proceedings in the District of Rhode Island.