Former East Hartford Resident Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison for Robbing USPS Employee

1/9/18 – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DION EDWARD THOMPSON, 40, formerly of East Hartford, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 78 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for robbing a U.S. Postal Service employee in Hartford in September 2014.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 9, 2014, THOMPSON, and another man who was armed with what appeared to be a firearm, robbed a U.S. Postal Service employee of U.S. Postal Service funds at the Barry Square Post Office, located at 645 Maple Avenue in Hartford. The robbery occurred as the employee was loading the Post Office’s daily proceeds into a postal vehicle, which was parked at the loading dock. Approximately $21,817 in cash, checks and money orders was stolen during the robbery.

On January 17, 2017, THOMPSON pleaded guilty to one count of robbery of a U.S. Postal Service employee.

THOMPSON’s criminal history includes numerous convictions.

This investigation has been conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with the assistance of the Hartford Police Department and the Colorado Springs Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Deborah R. Slater and Douglas P. Morabito.

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