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CENTRAL FALLS â€“ The Bank of America branch at 375 Broad St. was robbed on Friday morning for the second time since early November.
Two masked men drew handguns and demanded money from a teller shortly after the banked opened, police said.
No shots were fired, but the gunmen fled with cash.
The same bank was robbed on Nov. 2 by a man who passed a note to a teller, but yesterdayâ€™s holdup was also the second bank robbery in the Greater Woonsocket area in the last three days and the third in Greater Providence in the last eight.
On Wednesday afternoon, a man robbed the Citizens Bank branch on Mendon Road in neighboring Cumberland, according to Deputy Police Chief Michael Kinch.
The man threatened a teller and demanded money, but he didnâ€™t show a weapon. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Cumberland police were still searching for a suspect on Friday, Kinch said.
Meanwhile, Providence police reported that a masked gunman held up the Bank of America branch on Charles Street shortly after it opened on Dec. 20. After demanding â€śthe largeâ€ť bills and brandishing a firearm, the robber was given cash and then ran off.
Leonard Hazard, 32, is facing charges of robbing the 375 Broad St. bank on Nov. 2. Heâ€™s currently held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions, according to court records.