A Stoughton man who authorities say committed the armed robbery of Eastern Bank on 102 Lynn St. Monday afternoon was arrested and charged today in U.S. District Court in Boston.
Mark LePage, 47, of 58 Saxon St., in Stoughton, was charged in a criminal complaint with armed bank robbery. according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
In a court affidavit provided by Somerville Police Det. John Oliveira, a member of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, the robbery took place just after 1 p.m. on Monday when authorities say LePage walked into the Eastern Bank wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses. He grabbed a customer and put a handgun to his head and demanded the customer hand over all of his money.
Authorities say LePage then pointed the gun at tellers in the bank and demanded money.
"Give me all the money, no dye packs or alarms or I will shoot," LePage told tellers, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court today.
According to court documents, LePage robbed more than $21,700 before he fled.
Members of the Massachusetts State Police, FBI and Revere Police Department viewed the surveillance photos taken of the armed robbery suspect and concluded that they resembled LePage.
Investigators learned tha LePage was terminated two weeks before the robbery from Atlantic Office Furniture Liquidators in Lynn because of drug use.
A witness told police she saw the armed robbery suspect backing up a blue Lincoln Continental sedan at a high rate of speed on Lynn Street, which nearly caused her to have an accident.
If convicted, LePage faces up to 25 years imprisonment, to be followed by five years
of supervised release and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Division, and Chief Robert L. Champagne of the Peabody Police Department made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nadine Pellegrini of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.