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Boston Man Sentenced for Robbing Five Banks

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for robbing five banks throughout April and June 2017.

Thomas W. Nee, 47, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to 92 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In September 2017, Nee pleaded guilty to five counts of bank robbery. Nee’s federal sentence will begin after he completes a three-year state sentence he is currently serving.

Between April and June 2017, Nee robbed five Boston banks of over $8,200. The robberies occurred on April 21, at Santander Bank on Commonwealth Avenue; on May 5, at Citizens Bank on Tremont Street; on May 8, at Century Bank on State Street; on May 22, at Randolph Savings Bank on School Street; and on June 8, at Eastern Bank on West Broadway. Nee committed each of the robberies by handing a teller a note demanding money.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Boston Field Office, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Wichers of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated June 29, 2018

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