Bank Robber Taken into Custody After Falsely Claiming to have been Assaulted and Robbed in South Boston  


At about 1:08 PM on Monday, June 3, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a bank robbery in the area of 501 Southampton Street (East Boston Savings Bank) in South Boston. On arrival, officers were informed by the victim who stated an unknown male suspect with a distinct limp had entered the bank and handed her a note demanding cash and that he was also in possession of a bomb. The victim stated she handed over the money which the suspect took before fleeing the bank in an unknown direction. Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. 

At about 6:35 PM District C-6 (South Boston) Detectives assisted officers with a robbery report in the area of 441 Old Colony Avenue in South Boston. Detectives spoke to the supposed victim who stated that he had been attacked and robbed by a group of people inside of an apartment. The victim, who walked with a distinct limp, refused medical treatment and stated he wanted a ride to Logan Airport so he could return to Chicago. Detectives immediately recognized the victim to in fact be the suspect in the earlier bank robbery. The suspect was promptly taken into custody. Officers recovered the stolen money from the suspect’s person.   

Officers arrested Eugene Davis, 54-years-old, of Chicago. Davis is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Armed Robbery. Additionally, Davis was discovered to have multiple warrants including an active warrant out of Quincy District Court for Larceny Over $1200 and another active warrant out of West Roxbury District Court for Aggravated Assault, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault and Battery.