BRIDGEPORT — A Bridgeport man admitted robbing several banks around the state last year, including a People’s United Bank in Berlin, as part of a guilty plea Tuesday.
Alvin Robertson, 56, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery in federal court in Bridgeport. He admitted committing three bank robberies and two robberies at Subway restaurants in the state last year, said Tom Carson, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Connecticut.
According to court documents and statements in court, Robertson robbed People’s United Bank, 1135 Farmington Ave., Berlin on Sept. 25, 2018, Carson stated. He also robbed People’s United Bank branches in Monroe in August 2018 and Watertown in September 2018, Carson said.
On May 20, 2018 Robertson robbed a Subway store in Ridgefield and brandished a knife, threatening to kill the store clerk, Carson said. On July 22, 2018 Robertson robbed a Subway store in Monroe and indicated he had a gun, Carson said.
Robertson has been detained since his arrest on Sept. 27, 2018. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison at his sentencing hearing, not yet scheduled.
Robertson has previous federal and state bank robbery convictions, Carson said.