Man charged with bank robberies in Essex, Johnson, Winooski

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BURLINGTON — Samuel W. Blatt, 32, has been charged by criminal complaint with bank robbery, the United States Attorney’s Office announced.

Following an investigation involving numerous law enforcement agencies, Blatt was arrested in Burlington and is currently being held on state charges.

An initial appearance in U.S. District Court will be scheduled at a later date.

According to court records, investigators have linked Blatt to bank robberies in Essex, Johnson, and Winooski, as well as an attempted bank robbery in Burlington.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that the complaint contains only allegations and that Blatt is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

If convicted, Blatt faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

The actual sentence would be determined by the Court with guidance from the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines and the statutory sentencing factors.

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