Former East Hartford man to spend more than 6 years in prison for robbing USPS employee

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A former East Hartford man will spend several years behind bars for his role in the robbery of a U.S. Postal Service employee in 2014.

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.