A Federal Grand Jury indicted a Springfield VT man last week for two armed robberies. Matthew T. Martin, 31 was indicted for the armed robberies of a bank in Brattleboro and a credit union in Ludlow.
On December 14, 2015, Martin robbed the People United Bank by using a BB gun resembling a firearm and by using a device that purported to be a bomb.
Then on December 21, 2015, Martin committed an armed robbery of a branch of the Heritage Family Credit Union in Ludlow, Vermont again using a dangerous weapon, specifically, a BB gun that resembled a firearm.
Martin surrendered in December 2015 after the U.S. Marshals publicly named him a “Fugitive of the Week” for outstanding arrest warrants in New Hampshire and Vermont from a string of armed robberies. Authorities are continuing to investigate Martin for additional robberies he may have committed in 2015.
Martin was ordered to remain in custody until his trial.