December 5, 2023


Prosecutors mentioned Petar Petyoshin robbed the Rockland Belief financial institution at gunpoint in April sporting a wig and clothes from his Oak Bluffs clothes retailer.

Surveillance footage of a financial institution in Falmouth reveals Petar Petyoshin allegedly robbing it at gunpoint and utilizing zip-ties to restrain folks inside. Performing U.S. Legal professional Joshua S. Levy’s workplace

A Martha’s Winery man, who prosecutors mentioned robbed a Falmouth financial institution at gunpoint in April sporting a wig and clothes from his personal Oak Bluffs retailer as a disguise, pleaded responsible in federal court docket on Thursday.

Petar Petyoshin, 40, of Edgartown, pleaded responsible to at least one rely of armed financial institution theft, in response to Performing U.S. Legal professional Joshua S. Levy’s workplace. 

Prosecutors mentioned Petyoshin entered the Rockland Belief Financial institution in Falmouth simply earlier than 9 a.m. on April 8, positioned an alleged bomb on the teller counter, brandished a gun at employees and prospects, and instructed workers and prospects to zip-tie one another’s fingers collectively. He fled the scene in a buyer’s automobile with $20,000 in money from the financial institution.

Authorities beforehand mentioned that throughout the theft, Petyoshin, an Oak Bluffs Water Division worker, wore gadgets from his retailer — Dapper Martha’s Winery — together with a jacket, sun shades, and wig, throughout the theft. Throughout a search of Petyoshin’s Edgartown residence, investigators discovered hundreds of {dollars} in money in Rockland Belief cash bands, zip ties, and clothes gadgets the suspect within the theft was seen sporting on surveillance footage each earlier than and after the theft, prosecutors mentioned. In addition they seized 57 weapons and a “giant amount” of ammunition. 

He was arrested on Might 23 on state expenses in reference to the theft. 

In accordance with prosecutors, Petyoshin is dealing with a sentence of as much as 25 years in jail, as much as 5 years of supervised launch, and a high quality of as much as $250,000. He’ll return to court docket for sentencing on Jan. 24, 2024.