For Immediate Release - May 19, 2015

Milford Man Sentenced to Three to Four Years in State Prison for Bank Robberies in Lexington and Brighton

Robbed Two Banks in August 2014, Stole More Than $13,000 in Total

WOBURN – A Milford man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to three to four years in state prison in connection with robbing two banks located in Lexington and Brighton in August 2014, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Steven Rigby, age 34, of Milford, pleaded guilty today in Suffolk Superior Court to charges of Unarmed Robbery (2 counts). After the plea was entered, Judge Carol S. Ball sentenced Rigby to three to four years in state prison, followed by three years of probation to serve upon his release.

“This defendant robbed two banks and made off with more than $13,000 in total,” AG Healey said. “Our office will continue to investigate and prosecute those who commit crimes in our neighborhoods.”

On Aug. 11, 2014, Rigby robbed a Citibank in Lexington, stealing approximately $9,695. Four days later, Rigby robbed a Citizens Bank in Brighton of $3,400. Investigation revealed that in both cases Rigby approached tellers in the banks and demanded money with no dye packs. 

Rigby was indicted by a Statewide Grand Jury on Oct. 27, 2014. He was arraigned for the robbery in Lexington in Middlesex Superior Court on Jan. 9. He was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on Dec. 4, 2014 for the Brighton robbery. The cases were later consolidated in Suffolk Superior Court.

In 2012, the AG’s Office charged Rigby with Larceny over $250 and Procurement Fraud in connection with illegally selling his SNAP benefits. He pleaded guilty in March and was sentenced to two years in the House of Correction.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Marina Moriarty of AG Healey’s Enterprise and Major Crimes Division with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Task Force, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Lexington, Boston, and Waltham Police Departments.