Suspect sought in E. Arlington armed bank robbery

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Arlington police are investigating an armed robbery at Leader Bank, 141 Mass. Ave., East Arlington, called in at 9:07 a.m. Thursday, June 27.

On arrival, a news release said, officers initiated an on-scene investigation and were informed that a male suspect, shown in police photo, had walked into the building and shown a black handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with a quantity of cash.

The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build, about 5-foot-8 to -10. He was wearing a black mask, black hooded sweatshirt, purple rubber gloves, baggy blue jeans and gray sneakers. 

 If anyone has any information on this bank robbery or recognizes the suspect seen in the surveillance photos, he or she is asked to contact the Arlington Police Department at 781-643-1212.

The scene remains active at this time. Additional updates will be given as information becomes available, said Julie Flaherty, the acting police chief. 

In April, the same bank was hit by a man in a hood who passed a note to a teller demanding money. No weapon was shown, a news release from the department's public-relations firm said.

The man then fled with an undetermined amount of cash, heading toward Somerville.


April 17, 2019: Police seek public's help after East Arlington bank robbed


This news summary was published Thursday, June 27, 2019.

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