Police arrest Boston man in connection with Charlestown bank robbery

Police arrest Boston man in connection with Charlestown bank robbery

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CHARLESTOWN, Mass. — Members of the Boston Police’s Bank Robbery Task Force identified and arrested a local man suspected of a late-November bank robbery in Charlestown, according to Boston Police’s official website.

Police apprehended Thomas Hickey, 49, of Boston at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon on Austin Street approaching Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown. Hickey faces three charges stemming from an alleged bank robbery that occurred on November 30 at 5 Austin St. in Charlestown.

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According to the official police release, officers responded to a call around 11:30 a.m. that morning in the department's A-15 district. Upon arrival, police officials learned that a male suspect allegedly entered the bank and proceeded to a teller after pushing aside an elderly customer. There, the suspect allegedly pointed a firearm at the teller while demanding cash before fleeing in what police call, "an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash."

Police have identified Hickey as the alleged person responsible, and arrested him without incident near the original location of the robbery. Hickey faces charges of Armed Robbery, Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person, and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. He will appear in Charlestown District Court, according to police.