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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Framingham Man Sentenced for Bank Robberies

BOSTON – A Framingham man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for robbing two banks in Framingham.

Jalonni Tucker a/k/a Jalonni Shabazz, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 54 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution of $4,253. In March 2017, Tucker pleaded guilty to two counts of unarmed bank robbery.

On June 21, 2016, an individual robbed the TD Bank in Framingham. The bank’s surveillance cameras captured images of the perpetrator; and surveillance cameras on neighboring businesses captured images of the perpetrator driving away in a white/silver Chrysler SUV with distinctive chrome wheels.

On July 13, 2016, an individual committed a similar robbery at a branch of Citizens Bank in Framingham.  Again, the bank’s exterior surveillance cameras captured images of the perpetrator driving away in a white/silver Chrysler SUV with distinctive chrome wheels.

Law enforcement determined the Chrysler SUV belonged to a Framingham resident who was married to Tucker, and Tucker’s identity matched that of the perpetrator on both banks’ surveillance cameras. On July 15, 2016, Tucker was arrested at his Framingham home.

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

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Violent Crime
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Updated July 19, 2017