Central bank Burlington was robbed yesterday at 9:34 AM the suspect entered the bank and presented the teller a note threatening deadly force if money was not handed over. The EI believes that this bank robbery may be linked to other bank robberies committed since December 15 in Lynnfield, Malden, Reading, Salem and Westford.
The suspect is described as a 6 foot black male facial hair and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, he fled the scene on foot. It appears he was able to escape with an undisclosed amount of money. The other bank robberies were similar nature in that threats against bank employees were made.
The first bank robbery occurred on December 15 and savings bank in Lynnfield, that same day at TD bank in Redding was robbed, the next day citizens Bank and Malden was robbed and a handgun and fired by the suspect while leaving the bank.
On December 29 Eastern banking of Westford was robbed and this past Monday TD bank of Salem was robbed.
Bank robberies can be charged in both state and federal court, the decision is made by the US attorney’s office or the District Attorney’s Office. State and federal officials usually act in unison in deciding whether to charge a person and federal or state court with bank robbery. When threats of violence or firearm or dangerous weapon is used it can increase the potential punishment for the crime. Identification is always an issue when a suspect is not caught at the scene. These cases seem to involve surveillance video and it appears that the suspects faces are clearly shown on the video.
An experienced Boston criminal bank robbery attorney needs to be consulted if one is being investigated or arrested for bank robbery. No one should make a statement to the police prior to speaking with an attorney. Frank Fernandez is a Boston criminal attorney who has handled bank robbery cases. Feel free to call for free confidential consultation regarding your case.
Burlington police investigate robbery of Central Bank on Wilmington Road