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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Quincy Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

BOSTON – A Quincy man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to bank robbery. 

Perry C. Learning, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of unarmed bank robbery before U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani, who scheduled sentencing for Oct. 27, 2017.

On Dec. 15, 2015, an individual entered a branch of Citizens Bank in Quincy and demanded money from a teller. The teller gave the individual $1,480 from her drawer, and the individual exited the bank. The bank’s surveillance cameras captured images of the individual, and surveillance cameras on neighboring businesses captured images of the robber walking away.  Photographs of the individual were then disseminated to law enforcement who recognized the individual as Perry Learning. On Jan. 11, 2016, Learning was arrested. 

The charging statute provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, 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.

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

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Updated July 25, 2017