Malden Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery
Boston – A Malden man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Boston to robbing the Hingham Institute for Savings Bank in October 2015.
Anthony Pantone, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani scheduled sentencing for Aug. 1, 2016.
On Oct.9, 2015, two individuals entered the Hingham Institute for Savings Bank in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. While one individual, later identified as Russell Dinovo, jumped over the teller’s counter and stole money, the other individual, identified as Pantone, remained in the lobby holding what appeared to be a handgun. During the robbery, Pantone repeatedly said to Dinovo, “hurry up, let’s go” and “get the drawer.” Pantone also told the tellers not to look at the robbers. After putting $16,320 in a duffel bag, the two individuals fled the bank on foot, and were captured with the duffel bag shortly thereafter in a cab. In addition to the cash, an item that looked like a handgun, but was determined to be a fake gun was found in the duffle bag.
Dinovo was charged in a separate indictment with one count of armed bank robbery. His case is pending before U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns.
The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 25 years in prison, five years of supervised release a fine of $250,000. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Boston Field Office; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit.