Man Pleads Guilty To Falmouth Bank Job

A 40-year-old man from Edgartown has pleaded guilty to the armed bank robbery of a Falmouth bank last year.

Petar Petyoshin will be sentenced in federal court on January 24 of next year.

According to the US Attorney’s Office, Petyoshin wore a mask, zip-tied several individuals, pointed a gun at some bank employees and then placed a package on the counter, saying that it was a bomb as he fled the bank in a customer’s car.

Petyoshin was arrested on state charges in connection with the robbery but when authorities searched his home in Edgartown –not only was the money recovered, but 57 guns and ammo were seized.

Police found the same jacket he wore at the bank heist in his locker at the Oak Bluffs Water Department where he worked.

Petyoshin faces 25 years in prison and a 250 thousand dollar fine in addition to five years in supervised release after the sentence.

(Photo provided by US Attorney's Office)

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