Dorchester Man Pleads Not Guilty to Bank Robbery

Christopher Higgins, a 43-year-old Dorchester man, pleaded not guilty Thursday in West Roxbury municipal court to one count of unarmed robbery and was held on $5,000 cash bail.

It is alleged that Higgins robbed a West Roxbury bank and tricked his friend into driving the getaway car by saying he got into a fight at the bank and had to leave quickly. Police interviewed and released the friend.

Police told the Boston Globe that the robbery happened Wednesday when a white male in a ski mask and hooded sweatshirt robbed Hyde Park Savings Bank. Shortly afterwards, the police saw a car matching the description that bank employees gave them. The friend gave police the address where Higgins might be staying, and they spotted a man fitting the description moments after arriving. Higgins fled on foot but was arrested soon afterward.

The Boston Globe: Bank robber allegedly tricked friend into driving getaway car

Bank robbery is the crime of using threats, violence or force to take money from a federally-insured bank. It is a federal crime, and the punishments are severe, even if the alleged robber was unarmed.

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