Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Recent Bank Robbery in Charlestown 

 

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. 

 

Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Unarmed Bank Robbery in Hyde Park

 

Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Unarmed Bank Robbery in Hyde Park: At about 12:50 PM on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for an armed robbery in progress at the Santander Bank at 860 River Street in Hyde Park. Within seconds, officers were on scene and were met by a bank employee yelling, “That’s him,” while frantically pointing in the direction of the suspect walking away from the scene. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the suspect took off running. After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to chase down and apprehend the suspect. According to witnesses, the suspect, who showed no weapons, walked up to one of the bank tellers and handed her a note demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of US Currency, the suspect walked out of the bank where he soon encountered responding officers.

Officers arrested a 17-year-old male juvenile from Boston and charged him with Unarmed Bank Robbery.  

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest Juvenile Suspect After Bank Robbery in Roslindale

 

At about 2:22 PM on Thursday, March 29, 2018, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a call for a bank robbery at the Cooperative Bank located at 40 Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale. On arrival, officers were informed that a masked suspect had stolen an undisclosed amount of currency and fled the area on foot. Additional responding units canvased the area and observed an individual fitting the suspect’s description running through neighborhood backyards. Officers stopped the male, and upon further investigation, located the stolen currency and other evidence which had been discarded nearby. Officers arrested the 17-year-old juvenile male from Roslindale and charged him with Unarmed Bank Robbery. The suspect will appear in West Roxbury Juvenile Court for arraignment.

BPD Officers Bust Bank-Robbing Duo Wanted in Connection to Several Heists Along the Route 128 Corridor

 

BPD Officers Bust Bank-Robbing Duo Wanted in Connection to Several Heists Along the Route 128 Corridor: On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, officers assigned to the Bank Robbery Task Force, with help from members of the Wellesley Police Department and Boston Police Officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) located and charged Paul Landrum, 48, of Dorchester with Armed Robbery and various motor vehicle infractions. Landrum, nicknamed the Route 128 Bandit, was wanted for his role numerous bank robberies and attempted robberies in and around the Boston area including banks along the Route 128 corridor. In total, Landrum was wanted in connection to 8 armed robberies and 2 attempted robberies. The majority of the incidents occurred in the last three months during. In addition to the suspect named above, officers also arrested a second suspect, Tamea Chambers, 36, of Boston. Chambers is alleged to have robbed the East Boston Savings Bank on October 17, 2017 and is a suspect in second bank robbery in Brookline on October 19, 2017. The break in the case came when detectives assigned to the Bank Robbery Task Force received information that a vehicle matching the description of a possible suspect vehicle was found, parked and unoccupied, in the area of Perth and Fayston Streets in Boston. Armed with this information, BPD Detectives, along with Wellesley PD, set up surveillance on the car. While surveilling the vehicle, officers soon observed two individuals, matching the descriptions of the suspects wanted in connection to the robberies, approach and enter the vehicle. Detectives followed the vehicle to a nearby store and, with the assistance of additional officers from District B-2, approached and apprehended the suspects. Both were taken into custody without incident.