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TWO CHARLESTOWN MEN PLEADED GUILTY TO FEDERAL ARMED BANK ROBBERY

    BOSTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Charlestown men pleaded guilty today to a federal charge of armed bank robbery.
    U.S. Attorney A. John Pappalardo announced that Francis X. Lang, 18, 19 Old Ironsides Way, Charlestown, Mass. and Sean D. Kelleher, 19, 43A Dunstable St., Charlestown, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge A. David Mazzone to a one-count indictment charging them with the Nov. 19, 1992 armed robbery of South Shore Bank, 86 Washington St., Weymouth, Mass.
    At the change of plea hearing, a federal prosecutor stated that Lang and another accomplice had entered the bank around 12:30 p.m. wearing masks.  While the accomplice trained a pistol on the three tellers who were in the bank, Lang vaulted the teller's counter and cleared two tellers' drawers of approximately $ 4,880.  The two then ran from the bank into the rear seat of a waiting getaway car driven by Kelleher.
    The getaway car was followed by Braintree police officer Timothy Murphy who had noticed the car when he drove into the bank's parking lot in order to do personal banking business during the lunch hour.  As he followed closely behind the getaway car, Murphy observed the dye pack LANG had seized along with the money explode in the car, sending up a cloud of red dye.
    Kelleher was apprehended by Murphy on Front St. in Weymouth. Lang and the third perpetrator ran from the car and into the woods near Front Street.  Three men who had seen Murphy stop the getaway car gave chase.  Lang was later found in the woods near Bellevue St. in East Braintree.  The third perpetrator was not found.
    The getaway car driven by Kelleher and a second vehicle found with its engine running on Norfolk St. in Weymouth were determined to have been stolen shortly before the robbery.
    Judge Mazzone scheduled sentencing for April 26, 1993.  At that time, Lang and Kelleher each face a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment and a fine of $ 250,000.
    The investigation leading to the indictment in this case was conducted by members of the Braintree and Weymouth Police Departments and Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeanne M. Kempthorne of the Major Crimes Unit in Pappalardo's Office.
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    CONTACT:  Press Officer, U.S. Attorney's Office, 617-223-9445 ST:  MA


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