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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Police Arrest Three for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Robbery

Arrest: Occurred on 4/4 - Beacon St.

At 11:21 AM, officers responded to the Brookline Bank for a report of suspicious activity. Bank employees stated that a white male subject wearing a hat, sunglasses, and a black hooded sweatshirt had just walked into the bank. The employees asked the subject to remove his sunglasses, at which time the subject exited the bank and met up with another white male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

At 1:30 PM, officers responded the Blue Hills Bank for a report of similar suspicious activity by a person who fit the description of the male at the Brookline Bank. Employees of this bank stated that the subject exited the bank and boarded an inbound train at Beacon and Harvard. An officer stopped a train at Beacon and St. Mary’s, where he was able to locate a subject fitting the description on board. An employee of the Blue Hills Bank positively identified this subject as the suspicious male in the bank. Based on surveillance images, it was determined that this subject was also the male who had been in the Brookline Bank. Officers located another male subject who had been in the company of the first male. Based on the totality of the circumstances, the two men were placed under arrest and charged with conspiracy to commit bank robbery.

Officers learned that the two men were presently staying in a Beacon St. hotel, and that the hotel room was believed to contain evidence of illegal activity. Officers kept the room under surveillance while awaiting the issuance of a search warrant. A female subject exited the room where she was stopped by the police. A search warrant was issued for the hotel room. The search produced items believed to be evidence from a recent bank robbery in Pittsfield. The three subjects are also believed to be connected to a recent bank robbery in Boston on 4/2. The two male subjects and the female subject were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Bank Robbery.

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