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Friday, April 12, 2013

Medford Man Charged In Bank Burglary

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Boston - A Medford man was charged late yesterday in federal court with bank burglary.

Terry K. Leigh, 43 was charged in a criminal complaint with bank burglary. On Aug. 11, 2012, at approximately 9:45 p.m., agents were conducting surveillance at the Bank of America located at 465 Columbus Avenue, Boston. According to the complaint affidavit, agents observed an individual, later identified as Leigh, enter the bank’s ATM, wearing a dark green hat, a fake beard and carrying a dark green messenger-style bag. While inside the ATM, agents witnessed Leigh use a tool to pry the ATM’s internal access door open and enter the ATM’s internal room and close the door behind him. According to the affidavit, as the agents approached the bank’s ATM they observed Leigh exit the ATM’s internal room and walk up a rear stairway. Leigh was located and arrested on the roof of the building with the green messenger-style bag, which contained saw blades, gloves, a fake beard and a grinder saw.

A detention hearing is scheduled before United States Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler on April 18, 2013.

The statutory maximum penalty is up to 20 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Office and Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis made the announcement. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the complaint are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated December 15, 2014