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Suspect In Methuen Armored Car Robbery Arraigned

The man described as the mastermind of an armored car robbery police say was an inside job has been arraigned.

Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of Eliezer Martinez on Wednesday in Lawrence District Court to charges of armed robbery, larceny over $250, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and filing a false police report in connection with the Monday robbery. The Eagle-Tribune reports that he was held on $150,000 bail.

Martinez and another of the three men charged are employees of the armored car company.

Martinez was not arraigned until Wednesday because he had complained of chest pains during questioning Monday and was taken to a hospital.

His lawyer asked for $10,000 bail, saying he had no criminal record and a family to care for.

This program aired on September 29, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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