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Two Massachusetts Men Charged in 4-State ATM Robbery Operation

DA: Men connected to multiple break-ins over a 10-month period



    Two Massachusetts Men Charged in 4-State ATM Robbery Operation

    Two Massachusetts men were arraigned on multiple charges on Monday in connection with an ATM robbery operation that stretched from the Bay State to New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

    David Barker, 39, and Efrain Montero, 40, were taken into custody by state and Lawrence Police following a 10-month long investigation.

    The Essex District Attorney's Office said the investigation started in October 2015 when an Apple Store in Mansfield, Massachusetts, reported a break-in. Authorities said stolen phones from the store were allegedly connected to Lawrence.

    Working with local police, authorities allegedly connected the suspects to multiple ATM break-ins in four states. Authorities said the investigation came to an end on Monday when three search warrants were executed at three separate locations. Police seized $82,400 in cash, a 9 mm firearm, tools, clothing and masks.

    "This case represents an extraordinary collaborative effort by all of the law enforcement agencies involved," District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said. "By joining forces and building a single case against these defendants, we can more effectively dismantle this sophisticated criminal enterprise. I commend the hard-work and dedication of all the officers and their respective agencies for their contributions to this case."

    Both men are are scheduled to return to Lawrence District Court on August 29 for a probable Cause hearing.

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