You are here

Justice News

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Boston Man Arrested and Charged with Robbing Bank in Downtown Boston

BOSTON – A Boston man was charged in federal court in Boston yesterday with bank robbery.

Thomas W. Nee, 46, was charged with robbing the Randolph Savings Bank on School Street in Boston on May 22, 2017.  He was detained following an initial appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal.

According to court documents, Nee entered the Randolph Savings Bank and handed a bank teller a note that read: THIS IS A ROBBERY GIVE ME ALL 100’s 50’s 20’s “NO DYE PACK.” The teller then gave Nee $5,010 in cash.  The robbery was captured on bank surveillance video. 

Nee was arrested on unrelated state charges outside of Fenway Park on June 12, 2017.   It is alleged that during questioning with a federal agent, Nee confessed to the Randolph Savings Bank robbery as well as other unsolved bank robberies.

The charge provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised released, and a fine of up to $250,000.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Boston Field Office, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Wichers of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated June 15, 2017