Lowell Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
BOSTON – A Lowell man has been indicted in connection with the April 2023 robberies of three banks in Worcester.
Joselito Santiago-Matias, 33, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Worcester on one count of bank robbery and two counts of armed bank robbery. He will appear in federal court in Worcester at a later date.
According to the indictment, Santiago-Matias robbed a Santander Bank in Worcester on April 3, 2023; a Berkshire Bank in Worcester using a dangerous weapon on April 12, 2023; and a Santander Bank in Worcester using a dangerous weapon on April 19, 2023.
The charge of bank robbery provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of armed bank robbery provides for a sentence of up to up to 25 years, five years of supervised release and a fine up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.
Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; and Worcester Police Department Interim Chief Paul B. Saucier made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan D. O’Shea of the Worcester Branch Office 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.
Updated September 28, 2023