Robert Giannino, 34, of Medford, and James Gordon Chase, 48, of Lynn, have both been charged with Unarmed Robbery for the attempted robbery of Century Bank in Everett last Thursday. Both men are scheduled to be arraigned in Malden District Court Monday morning.
The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office and Everett Police report that a robbery at Century Bank in Everett was in progress at 2:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon when officers responded. Upon the arrival of Everett Police officers, Giannino allegedly fled through a parking lot and into a waiting vehicle, allegedly driver by Chase, who allegedly accelerated toward the officer. With the vehicle speeding towards him, the Everett Police officer fired at the vehicle, striking Chase. Chase is also likely to be charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon for allegedly accelerating towards the officer with the car.
The car got away, but was eventually tracked to a home in Saugus, where Chase was located. He was eventually transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to be treated for his injuries.
According to the Everett Police department, Giannino allegedly got out of the car sometime prior to it reaching Saugus. He was ultimately picked up by police later that evening.
In Massachusetts, Unarmed Robbery is defined as the crime where one steals or takes from another money or other property by force and violence, but where the person is not armed with a dangerous weapon.
The penalty upon conviction for the crime of Unarmed Robbery is commitment to state prison for any term of years up to life.