South Windsor man gets prison for robbing banks for bail money
The Journal Inquirer reports that 33-year-old Martin Silvestro was also sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to one robbery.
Prosecutors said he got away with $32,000 when he robbed a Middletown bank in March 2015. The robbery was a day after he got away with much less during a robbery in East Hartford. Police said in both robberies he claimed to have a gun.
Police said Silvestro told an informant that he robbed the banks “to get my girl out because I have no one to watch the kids.” The couple has elementary-school age twin sons.