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U.S. Attorney’s Office
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Boston Man Sentenced for Bank Robbing Spree

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for robbing three banks in May 2016.


Jeremy D. Woodley, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 100 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In June 2017, Woodley pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery. 


On May 5, 2016, an individual later identified as Woodley, entered a branch of Santander Bank in Boston and handed the teller a note indicating a robbery and that he was armed.  The teller gave Woodley $599, and Woodley fled the bank.  A similar robbery occurred on May 17, 2016, at another branch of Santander Bank, and again on May 21, 2016, at a branch of Commerce Bank in Boston. The banks were robbed of $927 and $1,995, respectively. 


Following the third robbery, witnesses observed Woodley exit the bank and enter the rear passenger door of an awaiting motor vehicle. Law enforcement officers observed the vehicle and, after a brief chase, arrested Woodley. At the time of his arrest, Woodley was in possession of the cash stolen from Commerce Bank.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans made the announcement today.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Violent Crime
Updated November 6, 2017