BOSTON,—The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police announce the arrest of a bank robber. Johanna P. Quish, born May 19, 1966, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was arrested without incident by members of the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Massachusetts State Police at approximately 2:00 p.m. in Danvers, Massachusetts. She is charged with a single count of unarmed bank robbery relating to the April 13, 2012 robbery of the Sovereign Bank branch located at 575 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts. The arrest was based on a Massachusetts state warrant obtained by detectives from the Malden and Boston Police Departments, who are part of the task force.
The arrest was a direct result of information obtained from an appeal to the public by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force seeking information about a series of bank robberies, including the one Quish is charged with. After the FBI received a tip from the public, further investigation was conducted. Quish was then located, placed under surveillance by the task force, and was arrested following a car stop by the Massachusetts State Police.
This investigation and many others demonstrate the public is always law enforcement’s best ally to prevent, detect, and deter crime.
The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is composed of personnel from the Somerville Police, Malden Police, Saugus Police, Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police, and FBI.
The charging document contains allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.