DARTMOUTH — Police have caught a suspect in an armed robbery that took place in Dartmouth on Monday.

Dartmouth Police said that David Frates, 41, of New Bedford has been arrested today in connection to the robbery at the Bristol County Savings Bank on State Road.

Detectives from the Dartmouth Police Department and the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section made the arrest Wednesday morning at Frates' Sherman Street home.

Courtesy Dartmouth Police
Courtesy Dartmouth Police

They had been searching for the suspect after he allegedly threatened a bank teller with a knife, demanded money, and fled with the cash just before noon on July 19.

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No injuries were reported in the incident.

Frates has been charged with armed robbery, threats, and assault with a dangerous weapon.

He was arraigned at New Bedford District Court and is being held without bail until July 28.

“This arrest is a culmination of hours of hard work by my detectives, and it once again exhibits this department’s commitment to keeping this community, and its citizens, safe," commented Dartmouth Police Chief Brian Levesque.

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