Arlington Police Investigating Armed Bank Robbery
Acting Chief of Police Julie Flaherty reports that the Arlington Police Department is investigating an armed bank robbery.
At 9:07 a.m. on Thursday morning, Arlington Police responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at Leader Bank at 141 Mass Ave.
Upon arrival, officers initiated an on-scene investigation and were informed that a male suspect 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, approximately 5'8" to 5'10". 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, they are 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.