Haverhill Man Pleads Guilty to Boston Bank Robbery

U.S. District Court, Boston. (File photograph.)

A Haverhill man pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston to robbing a Santander Bank branch in Boston.

Gregory Carter, 58, pleaded guilty to one count of unarmed bank robbery. He was already on probation for a prior bank robbery conviction in federal court. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel scheduled sentencing for Nov. 16, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William D. Weinreb.

Carter was charged with handing a bank teller a note March 25, demanding cash and gesturing toward a reported gun in his pocket. He pulled down a facemask he was wearing, exposing his skin and a thin moustache, and fled with $6,129. Surveillance cameras showed him walking to a black Ford Fusion.

As WHAV reported at the time, Carter was arrested in May after a police officer, who was aware of the Santander robbery, saw a black Ford Fusion near a Bank of America branch in Boston. The driver and car matched descriptions related to the Santander robbery. When a Boston Police cruiser stopped, an individual walking turned around and returned to the car. A check of the car’s registration showed it belonged to Carter, who had a previous bank robbery conviction.

Carter faces no more than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 and restitution.