Randolph Man Sentenced for Bank Robberies
BOSTON – A Randolph man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Boston for two bank robberies.
Gary S. Judge, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 57 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $6,292 in restitution. In October 2016, he pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery.
On July 28, 2014, an individual, later determined to be Judge, entered 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 him $5,622 in cash and Judge then 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 both the Braintree and Milton robberies. 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.
Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement. The Milton and Braintree Police Departments assisted with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.