Vermont State Police arrested Stephen Silva, 45, of Springfield, Massachusetts today. 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.