FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
(857) 386-2905
June 21, 2018

Holliston Bandits Arrested

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Violent Crimes Task Force and the Holliston Police Department have identified and arrested the masked male and female allegedly responsible for an armed robbery that took place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at approximately 1:40 p.m.. The holdup occurred at TD Bank on 746 Washington Street, in Holliston, Massachusetts.

Last night at approximately 6:30 p.m., the FBI, with assistance from the Pottsville, Pennsylvania Police Department, safely took Oliver W. Walsh, 30, into custody without incident. Walsh, originally from Hopedale, Massachusetts, was charged with armed bank robbery while masked and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony. On June 19, 2018, a state warrant for his arrest was issued by Framingham District Court.

Earlier this morning at approximately 10:45 a.m., the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Holliston Police Department, with the assistance of the Boston Police Department, took Patricia S. Desena, 33, of Milford, Massachusetts, safely into custody without incident. She is charged with armed bank robbery while masked and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony. She’s scheduled to be arraigned later today at Framingham District Court.

In May, the FBI announced it was offering a monetary reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to their arrests.

“We’re extremely grateful that we were able to apprehend these individuals before anyone got hurt, and we’d like to thank the public for its assistance in this case. Because of the courage of a concerned citizen coming forward we were able to identify those we believe to be responsible, and a reward will be paid,” said Harold H. Shaw, special agent in charge, FBI Boston Division.

“This investigation was the epitome of teamwork and collaboration among many law enforcement agencies. This relentless effort, combined with the public’s assistance, has resulted in a tremendous outcome for the community of Holliston. The Holliston Police Department is dedicated to keeping our community safe, and we hope that the arrests of these two dangerous individuals reflect our unwavering commitment to our residents,” added Chief Matthew Stone of the Holliston Police Department.

The wanted poster featuring both suspects has been marked captured and can be found here. It’s alleged that Walsh is Suspect #1 and Desena is Suspect #2.

No further information is being released at this time. All further inquiries should be directed to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.