State files fugitive charges again alleged BF bank robber
BRATTLEBORO — A Vermont man currently being held in an Ohio jail will be back in Windham County in the near future to face bank robbery and auto theft charges.
Windham County Deputy State's Attorney Steven Brown said this week that Andrew J. Dillingham, 36, whose last listed address was Perkinsville, was being held in Ohio on fugitive charges filed by the state of Vermont.
Brown said it wasn't clear whether he would have to request a governor's warrant to bring Dillingham back to Vermont.
He said the Albany FBI is also involved in Dillingham's case, and that the U.S. Attorney's office was also involved. He declined to say whether Dillingham - who is accused of robbing TD Bank in Bellows Falls on Nov. 18, and stealing a 2004 BMW X3 car in Brattleboro the next day - was facing additional charges outside of Vermont.
Dillingham was arrested while sleeping in the BMW while at a rest area on the Ohio State Highway near Sandusky, Ohio, three days later.
He did not show a weapon during the Bellows Falls bank robbery, and no one was hurt in the incident. Police declined to say how much cash was taken in the robbery.
Dillingham has a criminal record in Windham and Windsor counties, as well as neighboring counties in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. At one time he listed an address in Brattleboro, as well as Chester. He has also lived in Alstead, N.H.
Brown said that in addition to the Bellows Falls bank robbery charges and Brattleboro car theft charges, the Springfield Police Department was also looking at bringing a fraud case against Dillingham. Ohio officials had charged him with possession of stolen property, as well as possession of drug abuse instruments because police allegedly found hypodermic needles in the car.
Ohio officials said once they conducted their search of the BMW, it would be returned to its owner in Vermont.
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