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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hyde Park Man Indicted on Bank Robbery Charge

BOSTON – A Hyde Park man was indicted today by a grand jury in Boston in connection with robbing a Citizen’s Bank in Concord. 

Angel Robles, 36, was indicted on one count of armed bank robbery. Robles was charged by criminal complaint in November 2020.

According to the indictment, on Nov. 9, 2020, Robles entered the Citizen’s Bank in Concord, gave the teller a note that read “ROBBERY, ONLY READY TO DIE ON A DEATH WISH,” stole approximately $358 and left the Bank.  

The charge of bank robbery provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Lynn Police Chief Michael Mageary; Concord Police Chief Joseph F. O'Connor; and Saugus Police Chief Michael Ricciardelli made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Evan Gotlob of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The details contained in the charging document 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 January 19, 2021