Video: Vineyard Man Sentenced For Cape Bank Robbery | Faster Degrading Bioplastic Straws

Vineyard Man Sentenced For Cape Bank Robbery A Martha’s Vineyard man is being sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in federal prison for an armed bank robbery on Cape Cod. According to the Justice Department, Petar Petyoshin of Edgartown robbed the Rockland Trust Bank in Falmouth on April 8th,2023 after he took a Steamship Authority ferry from the Vineyard. Prosecutors allege Petyoshin brandished a firearm and zip-tied customers and bank employee hands together. He got away in a customer’s car with over 20-thousand dollars. The DOJ says Petyoshin worked at the Oak Bluffs Water Department and had a clothing store in Oak Bluffs called “Dapper Martha’s Vineyard”, which is now permanently closed. Petyoshin allegedly wore a jacket, sunglasses and wig from the store’s inventory.

Faster Degrading Bioplastic Straws The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is studying a new kind of straw to help cut down on plastic pollution along the region’s coasts. The new prototype straw utilizes a bioplastic based on wood pulp that will degrade fast in the environment, rivaling even paper straws. Utilizing water samples taken from Martha’s Vineyard Sound, scientists determined that the prototype degraded over 80% faster than solid counterparts. Current paper straws last on average just over a year in sea water before breaking down.

About Grady Culhane

Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native from Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the News Center in 2019.
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