Two suspects, one from Arlington, were arraigned Friday, Jan. 11, in connection with the robbery at East Cambridge Savings Bank at 105 Broadway on Jan. 8 that netted $7,000.
In a news release, police said Erick Guy Stout, 35, of Somerville, and Andrea Florence Koutis, 30, of Arlington, were charged following interviews with investigators from the town police and the FBI in Brighton.
Stout was charged with armed and masked robbery Koutis with one count of armed robbery. The pair were arraigned in the Third District Court of Middlesex County.
About 3:36 p.m. Jan. 8, a masked individual who claimed to have a weapon robbed the bank. The suspect fled on foot with several thousand dollars in cash. There were no injuries as a result of the robbery, police said.
Both suspects are being held at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Jail at Nashua Street. Bail was set in the amount of $100,000 for Koutis and $250,000 for Stout.
The case was continued to Jan. 29 for a probable-cause hearing, pending a review by the Middlesex Superior Court for indictment.
Members of the Arlington police Criminal Investigation Bureau and FBI Bank Robbery Task Force viewed video surveillance footage and developed interest in a second suspect who had entered the bank before the robbery. A short time later, a Sovereign Bank on Trapelo Road in Waltham bank was robbed and, according to police information, both the male and female suspects were wearing similar clothing as in the Arlington bank robbery.
About 4:54 p.m., after receiving a broadcast about a stolen motor vehicle from the Watertown police, the pair were stopped and arrested after a short pursuit in Boston/Brighton. During an inventory of the interior of the vehicle, about $7,000 in U.S. currency was located.
This story was published Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, and updated Jan. 11.