Abel pleaded not guilty to one count of bank robbery in May. Similar charges remain pending in state Superior Court.Related Content: PD: Florida man robs Stratford bank, crashes stolen car
Federal prosecutors say Abel used force, violence and intimidation when he robbed a Webster Bank branch in Stratford on Feb. 17.
Stratford police allege that Abel robbed the bank minutes after trying to rob a pharmacy.
Abel also pleaded not guilty to the state charges involving the bank and pharmacy incidents.