SEEKONK — Seekonk police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect in an unarmed bank robbery at the Taunton Avenue Santander bank on Friday.
Police said that at around 5:44 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, a male suspect entered the Santander at 130 Taunton Ave. and passed a note to the teller demanding money.
Fewer than two minutes later according to time stamps on surveillance images, the man left the bank with what police said was an "undetermined amount of cash."
Police said the suspect was last seen walking to the nearby Price Rite parking lot.
He is described as an older white man about six feet tall and around 180 lbs.
At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a blue shirt with a striped tie, blue jeans, eyeglasses, a surgical mask and a dark colored baseball cap.
Seekonk police detectives believe the man is likely the same suspect who robbed the Rockland Trust Bank in Seekonk last month.
Anyone with any information on the incident or the suspect is asked to contact Seekonk police at 508-336-8123.
6 of CT's Most Wanted Bank Robbery Suspects
Not every bank robbery is an open and shut case like I used to believe. I figure, it's the digital era, if they are on camera, they are getting caught but that is not how it always shakes out. According to CT Financial Crimes Most Wanted, the following 6 cases are open investigations, either by the police department, or the banks themselves.
In 1970, Two Men Robbed a Danbury Bank + Blew Up the Police Station
The story of the Pardue brothers, their connection to Danbury and what happened in the Hat City in February of 1970 came to us from Mike Allen. Every Tuesday Mike joins the Ethan and Lou Show on I-95 for a feature called "The Place You Live" and this week it was a local story unlike any I'd ever heard.
John Pardue was a 27-year-old man in 1970 who lived in Danbury, his brother James was 23, and living in Lusby, MD. Before the story finds its way to the Hat City, and the brothers rob the Union Savings Bank on Main Street, they had already racked up quite the list of astonishing crimes.
Prior to Danbury, they robbed banks in Lewisboro, NY, Georgetown, CT and Union, MO. They also killed their father, their grandmother, two other men who helped them pull off the robbery in Georgetown, CT and had, at minimum, a role in the death of an innocent Bridgeport man that they stole a car from. John and James Pardue were hardened criminals before their Danbury bank robbery.