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October 24, 2014

Weymouth Man Sentenced to Six Years for Bank Robberies

BOSTON—Charles Knights, 43, of Weymouth, was sentenced today for attempted bank robbery and two counts of bank robbery. U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton sentenced Knights to six years in prison and three years of supervised release on each count, all to run concurrently. Knights was on supervised release at the time of his offenses and was previously sentenced to six months’ incarceration on a supervised release violation.

On Feb. 25, 2013, Knights attempted to rob the Citizens Bank at 607 Boylston Street in Boston by means of a demand note. Later that day, while law enforcement units were on scene at Citizens Bank, Knights robbed the Sovereign Bank at 279 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston and stole $415 in cash. On March 4, 2013, Knights robbed the TD Bank at 1840 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington and obtained $865.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Stacy Dawson Belf of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

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