NEW LONDON, Conn. A Navy electronics technician who was arrested within minutes of last year’s robbery at the Navy FCU branch at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery in the case.
Kevin Dew, 29, of New London, will be sentenced May 8 to up to three years in prison for the Sept. 4, 2012 holdup.
Dew, who was stationed at the Naval Submarine Base, walked into an off-base credit union branch on Sailfish Drive in Groton and handed a teller a plastic bag and a note that said, “I have a gun. Put the money in the bag,” according to prosecutors.
The teller was able to slip a GPS device into the bag among the bills, and police used it to locate and apprehend Dew a short time later in the outbound lane of the base’s main gate. The cash was in the car, and there was a pistol in the center console, loaded with five rounds of ammunition but with no round in the chamber.