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Friday, February 8, 2019

Charlestown Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

BOSTON - A Charlestown man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to bank robbery.

Robert H. Brady, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock scheduled sentencing for May 7, 2019. Brady is currently in federal custody.

On June 28, 2018, an individual, later identified as Brady, entered a branch of the Cambridge Savings Bank in Charlestown, approached a teller, and demanded the bank’s money - stating words to the effect of: “Give me everything or I will come back and blow this place up.” The teller gave Brady money from her cash drawer, which included a GPS tracking device. Brady then fled the scene.

Law enforcement activated the GPS tracking device, and a short time later, located and arrested Brady. At the time of his arrest, Brady was in possession of the bank’s money and the GPS tracking device. 

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

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Office; and Boston Police Commissioner William Gross made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Violent Crime
Updated February 8, 2019