Two Charged in Sharon Credit Union Bank Heist
Suspects also charged in Easton, Stoughton.
Two men face robbery charges in Sharon, Easton and Stoughton, including the Sharon Credit Union armed holdup two weeks ago.
Sharon Police added Tuesday that the motorcycle the suspect sped away from the downtown bank on was recovered in Stoughton. Police said the suspect rode a stolen bike.
Sharon Police have charged Matthew Sarnowitz, 28, of 9 Dogwood Lane, Easton with armed robbery while masked, possession of a firearm during a felony, assault with a dangerous weapon, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and conspiracy in the Sept. 22 heist at the bank, at 42 Pond St.
Police charged Matthew Roberto, 20, of 573 Depot St., Easton, with armed
robbery while masked, assault with a dangerous weapon, receiving a stolen vehicle and conspiracy.
"Both subjects have admitted their involvement in the Sharon Credit Union robbery," police said in a press release.
The arrests followed an investigation by Sharon Police Detectives Scott Leonard and Kevin Bishop, working with Easton and Stoughton police detectives.
Police had said a motorcyclist wearing a silver helmet with a face shield showed a black handgun inside the bank shortly before 4 p.m. Sept. 22. No shots were fired, and no one was injured.
The suspect sped down Pond Street toward Easton on a dark and white Japanese-style racing motorcycle, according to police.
Also, a Sharon man faces numerous charges after allegedly leading Leonard on a chase from Easton into Stoughton on Monday – and forcing a Sharon cop to jump behind his cruiser to avoid getting struck by his car.
The chase happened while Leonard investigated the Sharon Credit Union holdup.
Police say Robert Braverman fled from Leonard in Easton around noon and entered Sharon on Bay Road.
Braverman allegedly swerved toward Sharon Police Officer Gus Patino, who was out of his cruiser. Patino jumped behind his cruiser to safety.
Police charged Robert Braverman, 24, of 29 Howard Farm Road, with operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, speeding and a marked lanes violation.
Braverman also faces numerous other charges, some related to a previous bank robbery in Easton.