Boston Police Investigate Two Bank Robberies in Downtown
At 9:50am on Thursday, January 3, 2013 officers responded to a radio call for a bank alarm at 157 Stuart Street (Bank of America). Officers spoke with a teller who stated that a suspect described as a white male with “bad teeth”, entered the bank and passed a note stating “YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT GIVE ME ALL THE $100′S AND $50′S COUNT IT OUT IN FRONT OF ME. The teller refused the request and walked away from the suspect. At which time the suspect fled the bank without any currency.
A short time later at about 10:00am officers from District A-1 ( Downtown) responded to a radio call for a second bank robbery at 6 Avenue De Lafayette, (Citizens Bank). Upon arrival officers spoke with a teller who stated a suspect described as a white male, possibly in his 20’s or 30’s, wearing a black and grey pea coat and gloves, entered the bank and passed a note at the counter that stated “give me the money no dies and nobody gets hurt”. The suspect made gestures that made victims believe he had a firearm. After receiving an undisclosed amount of US currency the suspect fled on foot.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding both incidents. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the District A-1 detectives at (617) 343-4571 and the Bank Robbery Task Force at 617-742-5533.
Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous capacity. Community members are also reminded that even the smallest piece of information could lead to a huge result.