Fingerprints that were obtained in an arrest made in connection with a Worcester bank robbery connect a Brockton man to a Lakeville bank robbery, officials said.
A Brockton man was charged in federal court Friday in Boston with the Nov. 8, 2021 robbery of an Eastern Bank branch in Lakeville, Massachusetts, the United States District Attorney’s Office said.
Nathon Caeser Ribeiro Neves, 22, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of bank robbery. He was detained following an initial appearance Friday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judith G. Dein.
According to officials, on Nov. 8, 2021, a masked individual, later identified as Ribeiro Neves, entered an Eastern Bank branch located in Lakeville and passed a teller two demand notes.
One of the notes stated that “a bombing would happen if no payment was made,” officials said.
The teller gave Ribeiro Neves cash from her drawer and he exited the bank leaving the demand notes behind. The notes were later processed and determined to contain fingerprints, the DA’s office said.
A week later, on Nov. 15, 2021, Ribeiro Neves reportedly robbed a Cornerstone Bank branch in Worcester, according to authorities.
He was arrested by law enforcement a few minutes after the Worcester bank robbery.
According to the charging documents, Ribeiro’s fingerprints were obtained during his booking and found to be a positive match for the prints from the demand note in the Lakeville robbery, officials said.
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