Police respond to alarm at Braintree bank, find break-in suspect leaving

Police responding to alarm at Braintree bank find break-in suspect leaving

BRAINTREE, Mass. — Police have arrested a man for breaking into a bank on Rockdale Street early Monday morning.

Braintree Police could be seen inside the Envision Bank just after 3 a.m. along with State Police and Plymouth County investigators.

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Stephen Reddy of Plymouth is being charged with breaking into the bank.

According to police, officers found Reddy coming out of the bank after they responded to an alarm.

"The defendant had stated he had gone into the bank alone. He stated that someone had given him a ride and after he completed the robbery that person was going to come back and pick him up," said the prosecutor in court Monday.

In court, prosecutors said how police found a backpack on Reddy full of tools used to cut up machinery. Investigators believe the suspect was using those tools to break into the ATM.

The bank's camera and phone system had been disabled but it's unclear if the suspect caused that.

Police were seen canvassing outside of the bank building. A member of the Braintree Police K-9 unit was seen climbing a ladder up to the roof to check for any additional suspects.

Prosecutors say Reddy has a lengthy criminal record 14 pages long and includes 62 prior convictions, mostly for theft.

Reddy pleaded not guilty to the new charges. His attorney defended Reddy saying he is a family man who is expecting a daughter in March.

"He's been out for approximately 13 months and tells me he was doing well... he was on probation and had no violations," attorney Daniel Tracey said.

Prosecutors asked the judge to set Reddy's bail at $15,000. He is due back in court in February.

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