Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Boston Police Arrest Male for Breaking into Bank in Dorchester

At about 12:10am, Thursday, January 16, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a commercial alarm (power outage) at Citizens Bank (572 Columbia Road, Dorchester).

On arrival, officers observed an inner glass door leading directly into the bank lobby was damaged and noticed the suspect standing behind the teller counter.  A quick thinking officer used his ATM Card to gain access to the ATM lobby allowing officers to climb through the broken glass door into the bank. The suspect ran from officers and headed to the rear of the bank. With no where else to run the suspect resisted officers and a brief struggle followed ending when the officers handcuffed the suspect. 

Officers discovered a large brick on the interior bank lobby floor within a few feet of the broken glass door.

K9 Officers responded to the scene to conducted a search of the entire building and found no other persons inside.

The male suspect, Henry Soto, 33, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Resisting Arrest, Breaking and Entering a Building or Ship; Intent to Commit a Felony, Trespassing, Buying, Receiving or Concealing Stolen Goods and Destruction or Injury of Personal Property.