Edgartown man pleads responsible to armed theft of Falmouth financial institution


Prosecutors stated 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 exhibits Petar Petyoshin allegedly robbing it at gunpoint and utilizing zip-ties to restrain folks inside. Performing U.S. Lawyer Joshua S. Levy’s workplace

A Martha’s Winery man, who prosecutors stated 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, based on Performing U.S. Lawyer Joshua S. Levy’s workplace. 

Prosecutors stated 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 clients, and instructed staff and clients to zip-tie one another’s arms collectively. He fled the scene in a buyer’s automobile with $20,000 in money from the financial institution.

Authorities beforehand stated that through the theft, Petyoshin, an Oak Bluffs Water Division worker, wore objects from his retailer — Dapper Martha’s Winery — together with a jacket, sun shades, and wig, through the theft. Throughout a search of Petyoshin’s Edgartown residence, investigators discovered 1000’s of {dollars} in money in Rockland Belief cash bands, zip ties, and clothes objects the suspect within the theft was seen sporting on surveillance footage each earlier than and after the theft, prosecutors stated. Additionally they seized 57 weapons and a “giant amount” of ammunition. 

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

Based on prosecutors, Petyoshin is going through a sentence of as much as 25 years in jail, as much as 5 years of supervised launch, and a fantastic of as much as $250,000. He’ll return to court docket for sentencing on Jan. 24, 2024.