Investigation Update: At about 11:26 AM on Friday November 30, 2018, officers assigned to District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a call for a bank robbery in the area of 5 Austin Street in Charlestown. During the incident, a male suspect entered the bank, pushed aside an elderly customer who was waiting in line and pointed a firearm at a teller while demanding cash. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.
During the course of their investigation, members of the Bank Robbery Task Force identified Thomas Hickey, 49, of Boston, as the person responsible for the crime. At about 12:30 PM on Thursday December 6, 2018, officers located the suspect walking in the same area on Austin Street approaching Rutherford Avenue at which time he was placed in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Charlestown District Court on charges of Armed Robbery (Bank), Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.