Framingham Firefighter Arraigned in Connection with Alleged Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release November 10, 2017
Contact: Press Office

FRAMINGHAM – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced Michael Espinosa, 34, of Framingham, was arraigned today in Framingham District Court and charged with armed robbery in connection with an alleged Natick bank robbery. Espinosa is a firefighter with the Framingham Fire Department.

Judge Martine Carroll ordered the defendant held without bail pending a 58A dangerousness hearing scheduled for November 16. Judge Carroll also ordered the defendant to surrender all firearms to the Framingham Police Department.

On November 9, 2017, at approximately 11:14 a.m. the defendant is alleged to have entered a bank on Worcester Street in Natick wearing sunglasses and a hat, and approached the counter demanding cash from the bank tellers. The defendant allegedly told the tellers that he was armed with gun. The tellers then allegedly gave the defendant approximately $1,000 in cash. Through surveillance footage, Natick Police allegedly identified the defendant’s motor vehicle. A search warrant executed on the defendant’s home allegedly located clothing that matched those worn during the bank robbery, including the hat and sunglasses.

This charge is an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecutor assigned to today’s arraignment was Assistant District Attorney Timothy Cochrane.

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