CONCORD – Robert Gramolini, 64, of Malden, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for possession of stolen goods, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Gramolini was seen on video driving a gray Dodge pickup stealing a black enclosed trailer from a business in Hampton, New Hampshire. Law enforcement located the stolen trailer at a storage lot in Brentwood. The owner of the storage lot confirmed Gramolini rented space on his lot to store trailers and other items and gave the officers permission to inspect the lot. Police uncovered other stolen items in his possession, including additional trailers and motorcycles. Gramolini then arrived at his storage lot driving the same gray Dodge pickup seen earlier in security footage. After being questioned, Gramolini admitted to taking the trailer from the Hampton business and that he took another trailer “off the side of the road” in Massachusetts that contained approximately $64,000 in heavy equipment. In total, the value of the stolen property exceeded $150,000.
“The defendant traveled across state lines to steal tens of thousands of dollars of property from others,” said U.S. Attorney Young. “Through the hard work of our local and federal law enforcement officers we stopped this defendant’s criminal activities and held him accountable for his actions.”
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Hampton Police Department, and the Brentwood Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew T. Hunter and Alexander S. Chen.