Dedham Man Charged with Alleged Armed Robbery in Attleboro

Lawrence J. Costello allegedly robbed a Bank of America on May 12.

Editor's Note: The following information was provided by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction. 

A Dedham man was arrested Friday for allegedly robbing a bank in Attleboro back in May. 

Lawrence J. Costello, 54, was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston by criminal complaint for armed robbery, according to an announcement Monday by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, along with Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Colonel Timothy Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney; and Bourne Police Chief Dennis Woodside.

Costello, who was previously convicted of armed robbery, allegedly entered the Bank of American in Attleboro on May 12 with another individual, armed with a semi-automatic weapon. He then climbed over the teller's counter and took $17,687, and the two were observed fleeing the area in a green Ford pickup truck that was reported stolen from a garage in Canton earlier in the day, according to the announcement. 

Costello appeared before Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy in Boston on Friday, June 27 for an initial appearance and will remain in custody pending his detention hearing on Tuesday, July 15. 

The charging statute provides a sentence of no more than 25 years in prison, five years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 and recitation for to the bank in the amount allegedly stolen. 

The case is being prosecuted by Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit.  


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