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Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Robbing Two Rhode Island Banks

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

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  A Weymouth, MA, man was sentenced today to four years in federal prison for robbing two Rhode Island banks.

In December 2019, Kevin Donovan, 43, pled guilty as charged by way of a federal indictment with two counts of bank robbery.

At the time of his guilty plea, Donovan admitted that on May 23, 2019, he walked into a Citizen’s Bank branch in East Providence, handed a teller a note that read, “No die packs. Sorry,” grabbed $3,475 from a teller draw the bank teller placed on the counter, and fled.

Donovan also admitted, that on June 4, 2019, he entered a Citizen’s Bank branch in North Providence, handed a teller a blank note, and left the bank. About 45 minutes later he entered a Citizen’s Bank branch in Pawtucket, handed a teller a note that read, “Please don’t yell, lets make this fast. It was either this or kill myself No die Packs. Quick! Very sorry.” Donovan  left the bank with a bag containing $3,371.90 and a dye pack.

Today, U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith sentenced Donovan to a term of 48 months of incarceration in federal prison to be followed by three years of federal supervised release. Donovan was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $6,846.90.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ly T. Chin.

The robberies were investigated by the East Providence Police Department, North Providence Police Department, Pawtucket Police Department and the FBI.




Jim Martin
(401) 709-5357

Updated June 3, 2021

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 21-78