Monday, December 17, 2012
The suspect passed a note demanding cash.
Police are looking for a suspect who robbed Commerce Bank on Monday morning. On Dec. 17, at 10:33 a.m. Shrewsbury Police responded to a reported bank robbery at Commerce Bank located at 226 Boston Turnpike (Route 9). When police arrived, the lone robber had fled the bank with an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect had entered the bank and passed a note that demanded cash, said police. No weapon was shown and no one was injured as a result of the robbery. The suspect is described as a white male, mid-30s, approximately six feet, skinny build with a reddish scruffy beard. The suspect, said police, was wearing a dark colored “Carhartt” style jacket with a gray hood and white baseball hat. Shrewsbury Officers searched the area along with …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Police are searching for a man wearing a plain, dark-colored baseball hap and a white shirt.
Shrewsbury police are searching for a bank robbery suspect after Sovereign Bank was robbed earlier today. On Tuesday, May 29, Sovereign Bank located on 47 Maple Ave. was robbed, according to police. At 11:44 a.m., Shrewsbury police responded to the bank where it was reported that a lone robber had entered the bank and passed a note demanding cash. No weapon was shown. An undetermined amount of cash was taken. The robber then fled on foot from the bank. The area was searched by the Shrewsbury Police for approximately one hour, but the suspect eluded police. Paton School, which is around the corner from the bank, was locked down, according to the Superintendent of Schools Joseph Sawyer. Police described the suspect as a white male, between 5…
The school was locked down for about a half hour.
At about noon today, the Shrewsbury police asked Principal Jayne Wilkin to institute the Paton School's lock down procedure as a precaution due to an attempted robbery of the Sovereign Bank on Maple Avenue, according to Superintendent of School Joseph Sawyer. About 30 minutes later, the Shrewsbury police issued clearance to resume school operations. Other than adjustments to the lunch and recess schedule, the afternoon is proceeding as normal. "The staff and students did an excellent job of following procedures and remaining calm," Dr. Sawyer said in a letter to parents. "The teachers are communicating to the students in an age-appropriate way that the lock down was due to a bank robbery nearby, that everyone was safe and that this allowed…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A bank robbery suspect pleaded not guilty in Worcester Superior Court on Monday.
A Millbury woman was placed on probation and given a suspended jail sentence on Monday after pleading guilty to unarmed robbery and threatening charges in Worcester Superior Court, according to the Telegram.com. Elizabeth Jacevicius, of 32 Hayward Lane, Millbury, pleaded guilty in Worcester Superior Court to unarmed robbery and threatening charges related to an Oct. 31 robbery at the People’s United Bank branch, located at 55 Main St., Shrewsbury. Judge James R. Lemire imposed a six-month House of Correction sentence on the threatening charge, but suspended it for four years with probation, according to Telegram.com. The judge placed Jacevicius on probation for four years on the unarmed robbery charge. Assistant District Attorney Edward N…
Friday, January 27, 2012
GPS technology was crucial in making case against the suspect.
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Friday, January 27, 2012
Information courtesy of the US Department of Justice. A Fitchburg man was sentenced to prison today for his role in five bank robberies across central Massachusetts, including Shrewsbury. The case against Keith D. Cormier was made with the assistance of GPS technology. US District Judge F. Dennis Saylor sentenced Cormier to 56 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. Cormier, 45, was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,485, the money which he stole from the banks. In September 2011, Cormier pleaded guilty to committing five bank robberies; between October and June 2010, Cormier robbed banks in Shrewsbury, Leominster (two), Worcester and Gardner. In each case, Cormier entered the bank …