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Masked bandit robs Seekonk bank

October 18, 2010

SEEKONK — A man wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and light-colored bandana over his face robbed an undisclosed amount of money from a Bank of America in the south section of town at approximately 12:30 p.m., Monday, Seekonk Police Capt. Craig Mace stated.
Witnesses told officers the man demanded money from a female teller. She immediately gave the suspect cash before he left the bank, located at 1021 Fall River Ave., and entered a green minivan, which had been parked near a planter abutting a nearby McDonald's restaurant.
The van reportedly traveled onto Highland Avenue and moved westbound toward East Providence. Mace indicated the van's rear plate may have been obscured for the purpose of concealing it from potential witnesses, and suspect vehicle information was immediately broadcast to Seekonk and East Providence Police officers. They searched the area for the van, but were unable to locate it. Seekonk detectives had begun working with Bank of America officials to investigate the heist.
Anyone with any knowledge or pertinent information about the crime is asked to contact Det. Thomas Hedrick at the Seekonk Police Department at (508) 336-8123.


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