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Boston Man Pleads Guilty In Brookline Robbery


A Boston man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Boston to robbing the Mansfield Bank in West Bridgewater and a branch of the RTN Federal Credit Union in Brookline in November 2016.

Stephen D. Williams, 55, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery, according to a statements from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office.

On November 22, 2016, an individual, later identified as Williams, entered a branch of the Mansfield Bank in West Bridgewater with a black semi-automatic firearm and demanded money, then fled the area in a dark-colored Volkswagen. Bank surveillance cameras recorded images of Williams during the robbery.

Days earlier, Williams and an individual later identified as Joseph Morris robbed a Brookline bank on November 15, 2016 and fled the area also in a dark colored Volkswagen.

On November 23, 2016, law enforcement officers familiar with both Williams and Morris and the dark-colored Volkswagen located and arrested the two men at an apartment complex in Brockton, the statement said. Morris was charged in state court.

U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark. L. Wolf scheduled sentencing for March 13, 2018.