Waterbury Man to Spend Eight Years in Prison for Robbing Banks

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    Victor Ramos, of Waterbury, has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison followed by three years of supervised release

    A Waterbury man is facing more than eight years in prison after robbing banks in Waterbury and New Britain at gunpoint and using a Taser in a third robbery, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    Victor Ramos, 32, was sentenced today to eight-and-a-half years in prison followed by three years of supervised release in connection with the armed robberies of two TD Banks in February 2013.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Ramos, along with Jose Rivera and others, stole $24,480 from a TD Bank on Hartford Road in New Britain on Feb. 1 and stole $5,319 from a TD Bank on North Main Street in Waterbury on Feb. 21.

    Officials said Ramos carried a loaded gun during both robberies and physically assaulted a Waterbury customer.

    Ramos and Rivera also robbed a small business in Waterbury on Jan. 28, 2013, and used a Taser twice on a person there, according to the U.S. Attorney.

    Ramos was arrested June 5 and has been in custody ever since. He pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery Aug. 19 and another count of bank robbery on Oct. 30.

    Waterbury police, New Britain police and the FBI are investigating.