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May 10, 2011

BOSTON, Mass. - A Cape Cod man was sentenced today in federal court on two counts of bank robbery.

DENIS TAYLOR, 37, of Yarmouth, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole to 10 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $12,821 in restitution. Taylor pleaded guilty on January 6, 2011.

Had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that on December 14, 2009, an individual, later identified as Taylor, entered the Rockland Trust Bank in Yarmouth. The individual approached a teller and passed her a demand note indicating a robbery. He fled the bank after the teller handed him $9,560. Bank surveillance cameras captured and recorded images of the bank robber who was described as a heavy-set white male, wearing dark sunglasses and a black hooded sweatshirt with a very distinctive design on the front and back. These surveillance pictures were disseminated to local media and appeared in the Cape Cod Times on December 15, 2009.

On December 23, 2009, an individual described as a heavy-set white male entered the TD Bank on Route 28 in Yarmouth. The individual approached a teller demanding money. The teller handed him $3,261 and then fled the ban, all the while captured on video. Following the robbery, pictures of this individual, who appeared to be similar to the individual who robbed the Rockland Trust Bank on December 14, 2009, were published by the local media and the Cape Cod Times.

A few days later the Yarmouth Police received a tip indicating that the individual depicted in the photos was Taylor. He was located in Yarmouth a few days later and arrested without incident.

U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Division made the announcement today. The case was investigated by the FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force including the Plymouth County Warrant Apprehension Unit, the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Yarmouth Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crime Unit.



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