The FBI is looking for a man who is alleged to have played a role in the armed robbery of a Valley bank in 2013. A reward is being offered for assistance in finding him.
Daniel W. Hamlett Sr., 52, is wanted for armed bank robbery as well as aiding and abetting in a crime that occurred on April 9, 2013 at the Webster Bank, 15 New Haven Road, Seymour.
At about 3 p.m. that day, Hamlett Sr. allegedly pulled into the bank parking lot and parked in the handicapped space. A customer exiting the bank walked by the vehicle and noticed that Hamlett Sr. was wearing a mask that covered his face, the FBI said. The customer continued to his vehicle, entered it, and locked the doors.
Hamlett Sr. allegedly got out of his vehicle, ran to the customer’s vehicle, took out a black handgun, smashed the driver’s side front window, and demanded money from the customer.
When the customer responded that he didn’t have any money, Hamlett Sr. took the customer’s car keys and cell phone and told him not to move, according to the FBI.
Suspect brandishes gun inside bank
Hamlett Sr. then went into the Webster Bank while the customer ran to a business next to the bank and the Seymour Police Department was called for assistance, the FBI said.
It is further alleged that Hamlett Sr. walked into the bank brandishing a black handgun and yelled for everyone to get on the floor. He jumped over the teller counter, grabbed a teller, and ordered her to open her drawer, the FBI said.
Hamlet Sr. allegedly took all of the money out of her drawer, including a dye pack, and then led the teller to another employee. That employee’s drawer was opened and Hamlett Sr. took all the money from her drawer, including a dye pack, the FBI said.
He allegedly then jumped back over the teller counter and walked out of the front door of the bank.
Getaway car: Ford Taurus?
The FBI said Hamlett Sr. was observed exiting the bank and getting into a vehicle described as possibly being a Ford Taurus, teal in color, with the last three digits of the plate reading “YHC.” The vehicle was last seen getting onto Route 8 north.
A federal arrest warrant was issued for Hamlett Sr. in the New Haven federal court on March 13, 2014, after he was charged with armed bank robbery, and aiding and abetting. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Reward offered for information
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of Hamlett Sr.
Anyone with information concerning this case should contact the New Haven Division of the FBI at 203-777-6311, FBI Special Agent Lisa MacNamara at 203-996-4132, another local FBI office, or the nearest American embassy or consulate.
Description of the suspect
Following is the FBI description of Daniel W. Hamlett Sr.:
Weight: 160 pounds
Scars: Scars on his chin and right arm. Also, tattoos on his entire left arm.
Birthdate and place: Sept. 20, 1961, Connecticut
View FBI Wanted poster below: