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December 12, 2016

FW: Silvia


This is an update regarding the investigation into the robbery of the Mascoma Savings Bank. See below for original press release.

On December 12, 2016 Vermont State Police arrested Stephen Silva, 45, of Springfield, Massachusetts. Police received information over the weekend that Silva may have been involved in the bank robbery. On December 12, police searched Silva's motel room and the vehicle he had been driving. Evidence of the bank robbery, including clothing worn at the time, was recovered.

The vehicle Silva had been operating was determined to have been stolen out of Massachusetts. The Connecticut registration plate on the vehicle was also determined to have been stolen.

Hartford Police Department personnel assisted in the investigation.

Silva will currently face charges of Robbery, Aggravated Operation without Owner's Consent, and Possession of Stolen Property.

Silva was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vermont ($50,000 cash or surety bond.) He will be arraigned on December 13, 2016 at 1230 hours at the Windsor Superior Criminal Court.

A mug shot photo is attached.


CASE#: 16D304878
TROOPER: Det./Sgt. Eric Albright
STATION: Westminster
CONTACT#: 802 722 4600

DATE/TIME: December 10, 2016, 10:15 am
LOCATION: Mascoma Savings Bank-7 VT-12, Hartland, VT 05048

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 12/10/2016 at approximately 1015 hours a lone male entered the Hartland branch of the Mascoma Savings Bank on VT Route 12 at the junction with US 5 and demanded money from a teller. This male is described as a 5'6"-5"8" tall, 150-160 lbs, brown mustache with facial hair, wearing a dark blue or black cap with ear flaps down, two tone zip up, hooded jacket black over grey in color with the interior of the hood being orange, tan pants, and black shoes. The male did not display a weapon and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect left the bank on foot and headed southwest on foot. Attached are several photographs of the suspect from the bank surveillance cameras.

Anyone with any information regarding this robbery or who can identify the suspect in the photos is asked to contact the Vermont State Police Tip contact Det./Sgt. Eric Albright-Bureau of Criminal Investigation-Troop D-Westminster-802-722-4600.

Detective Lieutenant John-Paul Schmidt
Vermont State Police
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
D Troop
802 722-4600 Westminster Barracks
802 342-6174 cell

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