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U.S. Attorney’s Office
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Charlestown Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery

BOSTON - A Charlestown man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for bank robbery.

Robert H. Brady, 42, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to five years in prison and three years of supervised release. On Feb. 7, 2019, Brady pleaded guilty to bank robbery.

On June 28, 2018, a masked individual, later determined to be Brady, entered a branch of the Cambridge Savings Bank in Charlestown and approached two bank tellers demanding the tellers take money from their cash drawers and the bank’s vault and give it to him. Brady took the money and threatened to return to the bank and “blow it up” if the tellers reported the robbery. As Brady fled the area, a GPS tracking device activated within the stolen money, allowing law enforcement to track a location in Charlestown where they eventually located Brady, who was found to be in possession of a large sum of money.

Brady faces a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and restitution in the amount of $912. 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 prosecuted the case.

Violent Crime
Updated June 11, 2019