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    Boston man pleads guilty to robbing 5 city banks

    A Boston man pleaded guilty to committing five bank robberies over two months in Boston federal court Thursday, Acting US Attorney William D. Weinreb announced Friday.

    Thomas W. Nee, 46, of Boston pleaded guilty to robbing the five different downtown Boston banks between April and June, and stealing a total of more than $8,200, Weinreb said in a statement.

    “Nee committed each of the robberies by handing a teller a note demanding money,” Weinreb said.


    Nee pleaded guilty to robberies at Santander Bank on Commonwealth Avenue on April 21, Citizens Bank on Tremont Street on May 5, Century Bank on State Street on May 8, Randolph Savings Bank on School Street on May 22, and Eastern Bank on West Broadway on June 8.

    Nee is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 9, 2018. Each count of bank robbery carries a sentence of no more than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000, Weinreb said.

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