According to court documents and statements made in court, on Sept. 9, 2014, Dion Thompson and other man who was armed with what appeared to be a firearm robbed a postal worker at the Barry Square Post Office in Hartford.
Officials say approximately $21,817 in cash, checks and money orders were stolen during the robbery.
On Jan. 17, Thompson pleaded guilty to one count of Robbery of a U.S. Postal Service employee.
Thompson was sentenced on Tuesday to 78 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for the crime.