Boston man arrested for allegedly trying to rob bank — on a holiday

A Boston man was arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to rob a bank – a bank that was closed for the Columbus Day holiday.

An officer on patrol in Maverick Square in East Boston observed a man wearing large sunglasses, blue latex gloves, a black knit hat, and a hooded sweatshirt with the hood up attempting to enter a Sovereign Bank on Meridian Street, according to a Boston police report.

The officer approached the man and asked why he was attempting to go into the bank when it was a holiday. The suspect claimed that he was not trying to enter, the report said.


Due to the man’s nervous mannerisms, the officer performed a patdown and discovered a folded pillowcase in his back pocket, as well as a note in his sweatshirt pocket that read “Give Me All The Money No Dye Pack,’’ the report said. No weapons were found.

Boston police did not release the man’s name. But a clerk at the East Boston District Court identified him as Carlos Leger, 39, of Boston. Leger pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted unarmed robbery of a bank at his arraignment today and was held on $7,500 cash bail, the clerk said.

Leger is expected to return to court on Oct. 30.

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