HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) An alleged Puerto Rican militant has pleaded not guilty to robbing a Connecticut armored car depot in 1983.

Avelino Gonzalez Claudio had fought extradition to the U.S. from Puerto Rico, but a federal judge there rejected his bail request. He appeared Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hartford.

Gonzalez was arrested by the FBI earlier this month in Puerto Rico. The 65-year-old had been working there as a teacher and living under an assumed name.

Gonzalez is one of more than a dozen people indicted in the Sept. 12, 1983, robbery of about $7 million from a Wells Fargo armored car depot in West Hartford.

He is being held without bond and is due back in court Tuesday for a bond hearing.

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