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Woburn Man Nabbed for People's United Robbery

A 20-year-old Woburn man was arraigned in Concord District Court this morning following his arrest in connection with the robbery last week of a People's United Bank in Lexington.

Almost exactly a week after responding to the , the Lexington Police got their man.

Jeffrey L. Boggs, Jr., 20, of 28 North Warren St., Woburn, was arraigned in Concord District Court this morning, Nov. 22, on an unarmed robbery charge and was being held on bail Tuesday afternoon.

Police allege that Boggs walked into the People’s United shortly after 11 a.m. last Monday, Nov. 14, passed a note to the teller and left the Bedford Street bank with a large amount of cash. 

Lexington detectives and a Bank Robbery Task Force consisting of members of the Mass State Police and FBI responded to the bank and worked the scene well into the afternoon.

Forensic evidence was collected and sent for processing and, on Wednesday, the suspect’s image, captured by surveillance cameras, .

Leaning on regional resources worked well for Lexington Detectives, according to Lt. Det. Michael McLean, who said tips came in from Mass Most Wanted and a detective from the Woburn Police Department reported recognizing the alleged bank robbery as Boggs.

State Police forensics also got a hit on evidence and police in Lexington identified and stopped a vehicle believed to have been used during the burglary, McLean said.

“We’re really fortunate that, in this case, all of the resources available to us turned up something,” McLean told Patch Tuesday afternoon. “Through that, and the work of Det. [Steven] Garabedian, we were able to make an arrest quickly.”

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. yesterday, Nov. 21, Boggs was arrested without incident in his Woburn home. According to police, he was taken into custody by an officer with the Bank Robbery Task Force and was booked in Woburn, after which time he was transported to Lexington, .

In addition to robbing the People’s United Bank, police also obtained surveillance footage of Boggs inside , although he did nothing after walking inside the bank, according to McLean.

As of Tuesday afternoon, authorities were investigating whether Boggs was also connected to a reported robbery of the Citizens Bank branch inside a Bedford Stop & Shop.  

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