Man Sentenced in Bank Robbery Spree
BOSTON—A Boston area man was sentenced yesterday for robbing three banks in June 2014 and stealing over $18,000.
Edward Stone, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 80 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and restitution of $18,257. In March 2015, Stone pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery.
On June 7, 2014, Stone walked into a TD Bank in Braintree holding a notebook and approached the bank teller. He showed the teller a written note demanding money in “Big Bills” [sic]. While speaking to the teller, he also threatened to “blow [her] head off” if she did not follow his instructions. Stone left the bank with $7,363 moments after he entered.
On June 12, 2014, Stone entered a TD Bank in Hingham at 11:24 a.m. Once again, he presented a note demanding money and told the teller, “This is a robbery. Give me the money.” Stone stole $3,796 from the bank.
On June 20, 2014, Stone robbed the TD Bank in Braintree for the second time. Stone approached the same teller he victimized on June 7 and once again demanded money. Stone left the bank forty seconds after entering with $7,098 in cash.
Following each robbery, the tellers and other witnesses identified Stone from a photo array.
Police arrested him on June 25, 2014. After his arrest, Stone gave a videotaped confession in which he admitted to all three robberies.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Chief Russell Jenkins of the Braintree Police Department; and Chief Michael Peraino of the Hingham Police Department, made the announcement. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian A. Pérez-Daple of Ortiz’s Economic Crimes Unit.