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Dedham Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

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

BOSTON – A Dedham man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Boston for armed bank robbery.


Lawrence J. Costello, 54, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathan M. Gorton to seven years in prison, five years of supervised release and ordered to pay $17,687 in restitution. In March 2016, Costello pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery.


On May 12, 2014, Costello and another individual, armed with what appeared to be semi-automatic weapons, entered a branch of Bank of America in Attleboro. Once inside, Costello jumped over the teller’s counter, and took $17,687 in cash while holding the tellers at gunpoint. The men fled in a green Ford pickup truck, which was recovered a short time later and determined to have been stolen. During the investigation, law enforcement recovered a pair of red and black gloves which testing revealed contained Costello’s DNA. Costello was arrested a few weeks later in Bourne, Mass.


Acting U.S. Attorney William D. Weinreb; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney; and Bourne Police Chief Dennis Woodside made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated March 30, 2017

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