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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Quincy Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Bank Robberies

BOSTON – A Quincy man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Boston to multiple bank robberies throughout the Boston area.


Kyle P. Nathan, 28, pleaded guilty to four counts of bank robbery. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock scheduled sentencing for July 12, 2017.


According to court documents, on various dates in February and March 2016, a number of banks were robbed in the Greater Boston area. Due to the similarity of how the banks were robbed, and the physical description of the robber, law enforcement suspected that the same individual was involved in each of the robberies.


Law enforcement identified Nathan as the individual responsible for the robberies of a branch of the East Boston Savings Bank in South Boston on February 27, 2016; a branch of the East Boston Savings Bank in Dorchester on March 8, 2016; a branch of the Santander bank in Chelmsford on March 10, 2016; and a branch of the Citizens Bank in Chelmsford on March 18, 2016.


On March 18, 2016, following the robbery of the Citizens Bank in Chelmsford, law enforcement officers arrested Nathan. At the time of his arrest, Nathan was wearing the same clothing he had been wearing during the prior robberies.


The charging statue 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 on each count. 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.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Chelmsford Police Chief James Spinney, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

Updated March 16, 2017