CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Chicopee man was arrested by the FBI in connection with robbing multiple banks along Interstate 91.

The FBI dubbed 40-year-old Taylor Dziczek of Chicopee the “Route 91 bandit” for allegedly robbing 13 banks located in various cities and towns along I-91 in western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Vermont. He was taken into custody Thursday without incident and charges were filed by the US Attorney’s office in Connecticut.

According to the US Attorney’s Office in CT, the FBI and state and local law enforcement have been investigating 14 robberies and one attempted robbery of banks and credit unions which were committed by what appears to be the same individual, that occurred between September 2021 and August 2022.

  1. 9/9/21: Arrha Credit Union in West Springfield, MA – $5,000
  2. 9/20/21: American Eagle Credit Union in Enfield, CT – $7,950
  3. 10/4/21: People’s United Bank in Brattleboro, VT – $11,000
  4. 10/15/21: Webster Bank in East Windsor, CT – $2,402
  5. 10/21/21: People’s United Bank in Brattleboro, VT – $0
  6. 10/22/21: Webster Bank in Somers, CT – $8,353
  7. 11/5/21: Workers Credit Union in Athol, MA – $10,400
  8. 11/19/21: Liberty Bank in Avon, CT – $2,279
  9. 11/20/21: Savings Bank of Walpole in Keene, NH – $7,000
  10. 12/16/21: Greenfield Cooperative Bank in Turners Falls, MA – $5,990
  11. 1/6/22: Keystone Bank in East Windsor, CT – $1,880
  12. 1/21/22: Franklin First Federal Credit Union in Greenfield, MA – $2,800
  13. 5/26/22: Peoples United Bank in Plainville, CT – $7,085
  14. 6/3/22: TD Bank in Nashua, NH – $53,120
  15. 8/17/22: Liberty Bank in Meriden, CT – $12,129

Read the court documents here:

On October 21st, FBI special agents were able to retrieve a Red Bull energy drink can that Dziczek was observed drinking from. Lab results indicate the DNA matched discarded money wrappers from the Plainville bank robbery.

The charge of bank robbery carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.