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Wilmington Man Sentenced for Armed Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Wilmington man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for armed bank robbery.

Russell Dinovo, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 57 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In December 2017, Dinovo pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery.

On Oct. 9, 2015, two individuals, wearing hooded sweatshirts with portions of their faces visible, entered a branch of the Hingham Institute for Savings in Boston. One of the robbers, later identified as Dinovo, vaulted the teller counter, forced open two cash drawers, grabbed money, and put it into a duffel bag. Dinovo then demanded that a bank employee open the vault; the employee did, and Dinovo then removed money from the vault. The other individual, later identified as Anthony Pantone, remained in front of the counter throughout the entire robbery holding what appeared to be a handgun.

After stealing $16,320 from the bank, the two individuals fled on foot, but were captured a short time later in a cab with the duffel bag containing $16,320 and an airsoft gun. 

Pantone pleaded guilty and was sentenced in August 2016 to 78 months in prison.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated May 24, 2018

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