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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Chelsea Man Arrested for Bank Robbery

Defendant was on supervised release following a bank robbery conviction when he committed the charged offense

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

Edward Robert Rezendes, 66, was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of bank robbery. Rezendes, who is currently on supervised release for an unrelated bank robbery, appeared before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell and was ordered detained.

According to court documents, on Sept. 10, 2019, Rezendes robbed a branch of TD Bank in Chelsea, stealing approximately $3,760.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 10 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 U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kenneth G. Shine and Adam W. Deitch of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit are 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.

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Violent Crime
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Updated November 6, 2019