Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers and K-9 Track and Arrest Bank Robber in Dorchester


At about 2:22 PM on Thursday, August 28, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a bank robbery in progress at Meeting House Bank in the area of 2250 Dorchester Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that a male suspect had entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money. When the teller handed over the money, the suspect fled on foot with a number of witnesses in pursuit. As one witness approached the suspect, the suspect turned and assaulted the witness before fleeing again. Officers were directed by the victim to the flight path of the suspect, and with the assistance of the Boston Police K-9 Unit, officers were able to track and locate the suspect inside a residence in the area of 3 Swan Court. Officers recovered the stolen money on the suspect's person.

The suspect, 28-year-old David Lydon of Chelsea, was arrested and charged with Unarmed Bank Robbery, Breaking and Entering a Dwelling (Day), and Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person. Lydon was also arrested for an active outstanding warrant.