ROBBERY #1: (TODAY)DETAIL OFFICERS FOIL DOWNTOWN BANK ROBBERY GREATER POLICE PRESENCE LEADS TO GREATER PROTECTION At about 9:10am, today, Thursday, April 2, 2009, officers form Area D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a bank robbery at the Sovereign Bank at 279 Massachusetts Ave. On arrival, officers spoke to security officers/employees of the bank who stated that a white male in his late 20’s wearing a blue jacket entered the bank and passed a note that read, “I have a gun .. give me all your money.” After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, security officials say they watched the suspect flee the bank and enter a taxi cab (brown and white in color). Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspect and the cab over the police radio. In short time, detail officers working in the area of Ipswich and Lansdowne Streets observed a cab carrying a passenger fitting the description of the suspect. As a result, officers approached and stopped the cab. When officers attempted to enter the cab, a violent struggle ensued. During the course of the altercation, the suspect dropped an undisclosed amount of money in and around the cab. Once in custody, the suspect stated, “I robbed the bank.” Officers arrested Glenn Carbonneau, 35, of Quincy and charged him with Armed Robbery (bank), Assault & Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. ROBBERY #2: (YESTERDAY) POLICE ARREST TWO SUSPECTS WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH TREMONT CREDIT UNION ROBBERY At about 9:23am, on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, officers from Area C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a bank robbery at the Tremont Credit Union at 180 Mt Vernon Street. On arrival, officers spoke to bank employees who stated that two black males entered the bank, said they had an explosive device and demanded money. After receiving an amount of money (believed to be in excess of $200,000), the suspects fled the bank. Today, Thursday, April 2, 2009, detectives from Area C-6 (South Boston), members FBI Bank Robbery Task Force and Bureau of Investigative Services arrested two individuals wanted in connection with this incident. Officers arrested Kevin Clement, 23, of Boston and Derrick Rogers, 25, of Boston and charged both with Armed Robbery (bank).