Submitted by the Office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor and Bedford Chief of Police Robert Bongiorno have announced that Daniel Clark, 47, of Lowell plead guilty today to unarmed robbery (2 counts), in connection with two September 2017 bank robberies that occurred in Bedford and Lowell. Judge Robert Ullmann sentenced Clark to not less than eight years and not more than nine years in State Prison.
On September 19, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Lowell Police responded to a report of a bank robbery that had occurred on Rogers Street in Lowell. Upon arrival, police were informed that the suspect had arrived at the bank wearing a surgical mask and approached the teller with a note asking for cash without dyes. The teller gave the suspect approximately $1,700 in cash before the suspect fled.
On September 20, at approximately 3:06 p.m., Bedford Police responded to a report of a bank robbery that had occurred on The Great Road in Bedford. Bedford Police spoke to a teller who stated that she had been passed a note by a suspect wearing a surgical mask demanding $20 and $50 bills. The suspect left with approximately $773.
Video surveillance provided with the cooperation of Bedford businesses in the area of the robbery enabled authorities to allegedly identify a vehicle registered to the defendant leaving the scene of the Bedford robbery. The clothing allegedly worn by the defendant in surveillance footage from both banks was allegedly located in the defendant’s vehicle. The defendant was arrested at approximately 11:26 p.m. on September 20 in Lowell in connection with an open warrant for an unrelated offense.
Over the course of a joint investigation conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Lowell Police and Bedford Police the defendant was allegedly identified as the man responsible for both robberies. The defendant was arraigned in Concord District Court on November 7, 2017, and subsequently indicted and arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court on November 27, 2017
The prosecutor assigned to this case was Assistant District Attorney Clarence Brown.