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Police probe bank robbery on Medford border

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UPDATED, Aug. 15: Arlington police are investigating a bank robbery at Winchester Savings, 188 Medford St., a police tweet reported Tuesday, Aug. 14.

A news release from a police representative wrote that police responded at 2:40 p.m. On arrival, officers were informed that a male suspect had walked into the bank and showed a teller a note demanding money.

The suspect was given an unspecified quantity of cash and fled toward Maynard Street.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30s or early 40s. He was wearing a black Boston Bruins' hooded sweatshirt, heart-shaped sunglasses and a baseball cap.

The incident is under investigation by Arlington Police. The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force has responded to the scene.

"We will utilize all assets at our disposal to hold the suspect responsible for this brazen robbery in our community," Chief Fred Ryan said in the 5 p.m. news release from John Guilfoil. "If anyone heard or saw anything out of the ordinary this afternoon, I strongly urge them to contact police."

If you have information, please call 781-643-1212.

Police were asked for a copy of the incident report, but declined to provide it, because the case remains under investigation.


This news announcement was published Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. An inititial report said the suspect fled toward High Street, Medford. It was updated Aug. 15.

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