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VIDEO: Police Ask for Help in Identifying Somerville Bank Robber; $10,000 Reward

VIDEO: Police Ask for Help in Identifying Somerville Bank Robber; $10,000 Reward

Somerville, MA–

UPDATE May 3, 8:51 a.m. – The alleged bank robber who fired shots at responding police officers in Somerville on Wednesday morning is still at large. The shots missed. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for tips leading to the arrest of the man in the video below.

May 1 – Police reportedly took one suspect into custody following an alleged bank robbery with an active shooter around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning around College Avenue in Somerville. A suspect fired shots at police and fled on foot.

Somerville Police released the following statement on Twitter at 11:43 a.m. on Wednesday, warning that the investigation is ongoing and traffic is closed around Davis Square:

The investigation by local and state police continues with support from the FBI's violent crimes task force, reports CBS Boston.

Arlington Police reported that a firearm was taken from a person of interest, now in custody:

The Arlington PD also released the below description of the suspected robber, said to be a Hispanic male around 5'10''.

After a robbery at the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank during which the suspect shot at officers (and missed), the area around the Davis Square MBTA station was locked down as police searched for the suspect. They warned the public to stay indoors and be cautious, as the suspect was believed to be armed. Officers are going door to door to tell residents to remain inside.


Image via Twitter / Somerville Police Department