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2 Plead Not Guilty In Armed Saugus Bank Robbery

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Two men have pleaded not guilty in connection with a Saugus bank robbery and shootout with police that killed a third suspect.

Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Ginnietti of Winthrop was ordered held without bail after his arraignment Monday in Lynn District Court on a charge of armed robbery.

Forty-eight-year-old Gabriel Megna of East Boston is held on $1 million bail after being arraigned in Malden District Court on charges of armed carjacking, assault with a dangerous weapon and receiving a stolen motor vehicle. A prosecutor said at Megna's hearing the men had guns and body armor and tried to carjack several cars during their getaway.

Authorities say the third suspect, 35-year-old William Ekasala of East Boston, died during a shootout with police in a Malden parking lot shortly after the bank robbery on Friday afternoon.

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