East Boston Man Indicted for Allegedly Robbing Banks with Fake Bombs

15 Apr

The US Attorney’s Office announced today the William DeVincenzi was indicted today for a series of four bank robberies in Everett, Winthrop, and Boston.

Per the indictment:

On March 3rd, 2011, DeVincenzi allegedly robbed the East Boston Savings Bank at 1755 Revere Beach Parkway in Everett, in which $1900 was taken. A fake pipe bomb was left behind, and the bomb squad had to respond and the area had to be evacuated.

On March 4th, 2011, DeVincenzi allegedly robbed the Bank of America at 25 Bartlett St in Winthrop, taking $3483.

On March 8th, 2011, DeVincenzi and an accomplice, Theodore Sawtelle were surveilled while on the MBTA in Boston. FBI agents observed them allegedly preparing to rob the Bank of America at 104 Canal St. in Boston. Agents believe he was changed his mind due to a Boston Police detail officer being near the bank (for an unrelated reason).

On March 9th, 2011, DeVincenzi and Sawtelle were taken into custody near North Station when they again approached the Bank of America on Canal St. At that time DeVincenzi was allegedly carrying another fake pipe bomb.

The two men face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. Suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.

Of course, you saw it here first :-):

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