Reward doubled to $20K for information on Davis Square bank robber

Reward doubled to $20K for information on Davis Square bank robber

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has doubled the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who robbed a bank in Davis Square last week.

Massachusetts State Police said shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, a man walked into the Middlesex Savings Bank in Davis square, fired a shot into the ceiling and demanded money.

Police say the person ran out of the bank and fired a shot or shots at officers before running off on foot.

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Surveillance video captured the moment a man walking past appeared to bump the fleeing suspect, causing him to drop the backpack police say had the money in it.

MSP tweeted an alert to the community that an alleged bank robber was armed and dangerous somewhere along College Avenue near Davis Square. Residents were asked to shelter in their homes and stay inside as they searched for the man they say shot at officers.

Police say the officer who was shot at is safe and was unharmed.

Davis Square T station was shut down due to the police action and armored units were brought in to patrol the area, but no arrests were made.

The investigation is ongoing.