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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Chelsea Man Indicted for Bank Robbery

BOSTON – A Chelsea man was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Boston for the September 2019 robbery of a branch of the TD Bank in Chelsea.

Edward Robert Rezendes, 66, was indicted on one count of bank robbery. Rezendes, who is currently on supervised release for an unrelated bank robbery, was charged by criminal complaint in U.S. District Court earlier this month.

According to charging documents, on Sept. 10, 2019, Rezendes entered the bank, handed a teller a demand note, and left the bank with 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes made the announcement made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam W. Deitch of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is 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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Updated November 21, 2019