Newport man sentenced to two years for bank robbery

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NEWPORT — The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Erik Weinmann, 31, of Newport, was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison for robbing a Merchants Bank in Colchester, back in July 2014.

U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered that Weinmann receive a two-year period of supervised release following the term of imprisonment.

According to court records, on July 25, 2014, Weinmann entered the Merchants Bank on Bessette Drive in Colchester and gave a demand note to a bank teller. The note indicated that the robber had a gun and demanded money. The bank teller gave Weinmann $4,770 in cash and he left the bank.

The Colchester Police Department apprehended Weinmann minutes later at the nearby Visiting Nurse Association. At the time of his arrest, Weinmann was in possession of the cash and a toy gun. Upon his arrest, Weinmann admitted to robbing the bank.

Th case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colchester Police Department.

The Court ordered Weinmann to surrender to serve his sentence on June 23, 2015.

Photo courtesy of the Colchester Police Department.
Photo courtesy of the Colchester Police Department.