Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest “Band Aid Bandit” for Bank Robbery in South Boston

 

At about 2:50 PM on Monday, November 2, 2015, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a bank robbery in progress in the area of 441 West Broadway at the Citizens Bank.

As the 911 dispatcher broadcast the description of the suspect (a white male, about 50-60 years old, about 5’8” with a thin build, a band aid/scars on his face, and wearing a gray and white striped sweater), an officer in the area saw a person matching that description, specifically noticing the band aid on his face, walking into the Burger King at the corner of D Street and West Broadway. Officers entered the Burger King and were immediately directed to the bathroom. The officers opened the restroom door and found the suspect sitting on the toilet. A pat frisk of the suspect revealed a large bulge in his left pocket, which officers soon discovered was a large sum of US currency, upwards of $3,500.

Officers on-scene at the bank were informed that the suspect had entered the bank, pulled his sweater over his head, and put his hand on his hip as if to motion that he had a gun. The suspect then demanded all of the teller’s money, and the teller complied, noting the band aid on the suspect’s face. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Due to the detailed description and keen observations of the teller and responding officers, 53-year-old Robert W. Wixon of Boston was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery.