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Southie man once charged with lugging an ATM from Beacon Hill to Old Colony charged with trying to break into an ATM downtown

Boston Police report officers summoned via an alarm found two guys with crowbars hacking away at the rear of an ATM at 67 Broad St. downtown around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday.

When officers shined their flashlights into the vestibule to better understand and pinpoint the cause of the noise, officers observed two males trying to break into the rear of the machine with what appeared to be crowbars. Officers immediately unholstered their department issued firearms and ordered both suspects to drop their weapons and get on the ground. After complying with the officers’ legal instructions, both suspects were handcuffed and arrested. Upon closer inspection of the ATM, officers were able to see and note extensive damage to the rear of the machine.

Gerald Perkins, 46, and Mark Mullaney, 53, both of South Boston, were charged with breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime, breaking and entering into a bank depository, malicious destruction of property and, of course, possession of burglarious tools.

In 2011, Perkins and another alleged accomplice were charged with removing an ATM from a Beacon Hill pizza place, after they were arrested in an Old Colony basement by officers responding to reports of two guys carrying an ATM down the street around 5 a.m.

Innocent, etc.

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In which case their actions are justifiable.

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Section 16. Whoever, in the night time, breaks and enters a building, ship, vessel or vehicle, with intent to commit a felony, or who attempts to or does break, burn, blow up or otherwise injures or destroys a safe, vault or other depository of money, bonds or other valuables in any building, vehicle or place, with intent to commit a larceny or felony, whether he succeeds or fails in the perpetration of such larceny or felony, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than twenty years or in a jail or house of correction for not more than two and one-half years.

Tip of the cap to BPD for appropriately using the 20 year-felony B&E Depository statute but that law covers any depository of items of value, not just a bank or ATM. Smashing open (or even attempting to) a piggy bank in a child's bedroom would qualify. I once charged it for a guy regularly breaking into Coke machines. Maybe Rollins will decide they just wanted to "keep warm" with their hands inside the ATM, which would make it one of her nolle prosequi crimes.

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Perhaps the D.A. won't.

Let's see who's more prescient.

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Maybe you'll stop seeing literally every crime committed in Suffolk County as a chance to bash Rollins, whose prosecution stats during her first year in office are not significantly different than Conley's were.

Other than your obsession with Rollins, your posts are generally decent. Maybe you should try stopping writing and hitting "Save" when your wandering mind settles on the DA? Just brainstorming here.

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shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than twenty years or in a jail or house of correction for not more than two and one-half years.

I'll take "jail or house of correction" for two and one-half years, please.

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anthony anderson ?

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Ohhhh I'm gonna tell Momma!! MOMMMAA!!!

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