Charlestown man pleads guilty to bank robbery

He faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release, prosecutors say.

A Charlestown man arrested when police used a tracking device to find him after a bank robbery last summer pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday.

Robert Brady, 41, faces up to 20 years in prison for one count of bank robbery stemming from the June 28 heist, according to a statement from Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office.

Prosecutors say Brady entered a Cambridge Savings Bank in Charlestown and demanded cash from a teller, “stating words to the effect of: ‘Give me everything or I will come back and blow this place up.'”

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money, including the GPS tracking device attached to it, before Brady fled the bank, the statement said.


Brady was found with both the cash and device after police activated the tracker.

At his sentencing scheduled for May 7, Brady also faces the potential of three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine, the statement said.