Randolph Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robberies
BOSTON – A Randolph man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Boston to two bank robberies.
Gary S. Judge, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery before U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns who scheduled sentencing for Jan. 18, 2017.
On July 28, 2014, an individual, later determined to be Judge, entered a branch of the Century Bank in Braintree carrying a shoe box. He handed the teller a demand note that stated “PUT THE MONEY IN THE BOX NOW, $20’S $50’S AND $100’S. The teller handed Judge $5,622 in cash and Judge exited the bank. After law enforcement officers arrived and interviewed the tellers, details regarding the robbery were immediately disseminated on various law enforcement and public social media sites.
On Aug. 11, 2014, an individual, later determined to be Judge, entered a Milton branch of Citizens Bank carrying a shoe box and handed the teller a note that read, “PUT THE MONEY IN THE BOX NOW!!!$100’s, $50’s, AND $20’s. The teller handed Judge $670 in cash, which he put in the shoe box, and exited the bank. Included in the currency given to Judge was a red dye pack. A bank customer observed red smoke emanating from the shoe box as Judge drove away in a Chrysler SUV with Massachusetts license plates.
A few weeks later, law enforcement officers received a tip that Judge might have been involved in the robberies. A recent picture of Judge matched bank surveillance photographs from the Braintree and Milton robberies and it was also learned that Judge’s wife owned a Chrysler SUV matching the description from the Milton robbery.
Judge was arrested on Dec. 30, 2014 and admitted to robbing the banks.
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. 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 Investigation, Boston Field Division. The Milton and Braintree Police Department assisted with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.