The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Daniel W. Hamlett, Sr., who is wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Seymour bank and is considered armed and dangerous.
Hamlett, 52, is accused of robbing the Webster Bank at 15 New Haven Road in Seymour the afternoon of April 19, 2013. A federal arrest warrant obtained this past March will charge Hamlett with armed bank robbery and aiding and abetting.
He’s on the run and the New Haven Division of the FBI is asking for the public’s help in tracking him down.
According to the FBI, Hamlett pulled up to the bank around 3 p.m. April 19, 2013 and parked in a handicapped spot. A customer leaving the bank spotted Hamlett with a mask over his face and quickly continued to his car.
The customer got in and locked the doors, but Hamlett followed him and pulled out a black handgun, the FBI said. He smashed the driver’s side window and demanded money. When the customer said he didn’t have any, Hamlett took his wallet and keys and ordered the customer not to move, according to the FBI.
He then walked into the bank and the customer ran to a nearby business to call 911.
The FBI said Hamlett entered the bank with his gun drawn and yelled at everyone to get down on the floor. He jumped the counter and grabbed a teller, demanding that she open her drawer.
According to the FBI, Hamlett took the money from her drawer and from another teller’s. He also grabbed both dye packs so the stolen cash wouldn’t be marked.
Hamlett jumped back over the counter and walked out the front door. He entered a teal Ford Taurus-type vehicle with a license plate ending in YHC and was last seen getting onto Route 8 northbound, the FBI said.
A federal warrant for his arrest was issued March 13 of this year. The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.
Hamlett is considered armed and dangerous. He's described as black man standing 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and scars on his chin and right arm, according to the FBI. His left arm is also tattooed.
Anyone with information should contact the FBI New Haven Division at 203-777-6311.