BOSTON - A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court for the Nov. 3, 2010, robbery of a bank in Hyde Park.
Andrew C. Higgins, 44, who was classified as a career offender, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns to 151 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release for his role in the robbery. On June 28, 2011, Higgins pleaded guilty to bank robbery.
On the morning of Nov. 3, 2010, Higgins entered the Hyde Park Savings Bank on Centre Street in West Roxbury. Described as a thin white male, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a black ski mask, he approached a teller and demanded cash from her drawer. Upon receiving the cash, he exited the bank and was observed entering the passenger side of an awaiting vehicle which left the area at a high rate of speed. A post robbery audit determined that $3,100 was stolen. The vehicle and the operator were located a short time later. The operator provided information regarding Higgins who was later arrested in Dorchester, without incident.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Division and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis made the announcement. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.