Brian Smith, 43, pled guilty to two counts of masked armed robbery, one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, one count of receiving stolen motor vehicle and weapons charges.
These charges relate to a 2004 daylight robbery of an armored car that was like a scene out of the movie “The Town”; the robbery occurred in Quincy where the armored car driver was left severely wounded. Smith admitted to helping two other men, Dennis Quirk, 42, of Roslindale and Martin O’Brien, 43, of Malden in robbing the armored car in front of a citizens Bank on Hancock Street in Quincy in October 2004. The men were armed with AK-47 assault rifles and ambushed the driver of the Loomis Fargo armored truck.
The robbery occurred on October 21, 2004 at 10 AM. The driver resisted and was shot in the leg severing his femoral artery and almost killing him. The three suspects were said to have met in Smith’s Dorchester apartment prior to the robbery to put on fake beards and other makeup. Smith was sentenced to seven years it will run concurrently with the 30 to 35 year sentence he is serving for home invasion in Suffolk County. He was charged under the theory of joint venture or acting with others in committing a crime. The other two suspects Quirk and O’Brien pled guilty in 2007 and 2008 O’Brien was sentenced to 18 years and Quirk 25 to 30 years in state prison.
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