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Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously convicted of bank robberies in 2004 and 2010

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for the April 2020 robbery of a Santander Bank branch in Boston.
Dennis C. Taylor, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release. On March 11, 2022 Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. 
On April 29, 2020, an individual – later determined to be Taylor – dressed in a dark hooded jacket, blue latex gloves and a facemask entered a Santander Bank branch on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston where he approached a teller and demanded money. The teller handed Taylor cash from her drawer, which he placed in a white plastic bag before exiting the bank. Included within the cash was a red dye pack. Surveillance cameras on Massachusetts Avenue captured video of Taylor exiting the area and running towards a local parking garage as the red dye pack exploded into a plume of red smoke. During a subsequent search of the parking garage, law enforcement recovered a white plastic bag containing red dye-stained money and a pair of blue latex gloves. The gloves were found to match Taylor’s DNA profile.

Taylor was previously convicted of federal bank robbery in 2004 and again in 2010. In 2010, Taylor was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for the December 2009 robberies of a Rockland Trust bank and a TD Bank in Yarmouth.
Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; and Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke A. Goldworm of Levy’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated May 23, 2023

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