A Stamford man has been charged on federal counts with robbing three banks in 2020, according to federal authorities.
Francesco Pensiero, often known as Frank Pensiero, 50, was arrested on a federal felony criticism charging him with robbing the three Connecticut banks in October 2020, in response to federal authorities.
Authorities, citing the federal criticism, stated Pensiero and an affiliate allegedly robbed the Chase Financial institution on Principal Road in Stratford on Oct. 13, 2020, throughout which Pensiero’s affiliate allegedly “displayed a handgun on the teller counter and offered the teller with a notice that learn ‘it is a theft give me all of your cash.’”
The teller gave Pensiero’s affiliate about $1,000 and the 2 left the financial institution, authorities stated,
Nonetheless, on the identical day, Pensiero additionally allegedly robbed the then-Folks’s United Financial institution on Kings Freeway Cutoff in Fairfield, authorities stated. Pensiero allegedly pulled out a handgun and gave the teller a notice that stated, “It is a theft.” Pensiero left the financial institution with $5,458, authorities stated.
Then, on Oct. 28, 2020, Pensiero and his affiliate allegedly robbed the then-Folks’s United Financial institution on Principal Road in New Canaan, authorities stated.
“Pensiero displayed a handgun, supplied the teller with a notice demanding cash, verbally threatened to kill the teller and different workers, and ordered the financial institution workers to lie on the ground.,” in response to federal authorities. “Pensiero and his affiliate stole $9,130 in the course of the theft, and fled from the financial institution in a pink Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. The next day, the automotive was set on hearth on Inexperienced Avenue in New Canaan.”
Pensiero’s affiliate, who was not named, was charged with, and convicted of, associated state offenses stemming from the robberies, in response to federal authorities.