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UPDATED: Police Searching For Marblehead, Swampscott Bank Robber

Police are searching for a man who robbed two banks this afternoon.

Marblehead and Swampscott police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed the Sovereign Bank on Paradise Road  in Swampscott and the Bank of America on Pleasant Street this afternoon at about 2 p.m.

The report of the second bank robbery in Marblehead came over the scanner at 2:40 p.m.

In both cases the suspect is described as a man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6 feet 4 inches. The Swampscott bank turned him away and he reportedly went directly to the Marblehead bank.

In Marblehead, he was described as wearing a gray ripped hoodie and dirty jeans with blue or purple latex gloves and wearing a bandana over his face. He left in a white four-door older model sedan. He was outbound toward Salem. 

Police are going to review a video from a Grand National Bank camera, which may show the suspect's vehicle and the suspect. The vehicle had allegedly gone the wrong way in that bank's parking lot.

In Swampscott. there were at least 12 officers on the Tedesco Golf Course by Salem Street at 2:30 p.m.

State police and Lynn police are helping with the search, according to scanner reports.

Jrjake April 26, 2011 at 11:45 PM
I was there at the scene today. Certainly not something that is taken lightly! I have never in my life seen more police cruisers than I did a 1/2 hour after the robbery.
Ethos April 27, 2011 at 01:36 AM
BoA representatives will also be available to explain to those who may be confused (and perhaps even mildly annoyed) when they learn that BoA received a $1.9 billion tax CREDIT on net profits of $4.4 billion. Tax advisors well versed in BoA’s world-class evasion techniques will be available to explain in great detail how one of America’s biggest banks managed to pay nothing while everyone else pays their fair share.
Xiando April 27, 2011 at 05:15 PM
Thanks Ethos, now we can feel safe. Say, what other topics that are unrelated to the seriousness of this crime do you have for us? I bet this guy who robbed he bank was thinking "those b@#stards, a $1.9 billion dollar tax credit! I'll show them!"
Ethos April 27, 2011 at 06:30 PM
Is that "we" the financial services community??
Sarah Shribman-Adelman May 03, 2011 at 03:02 AM
I watched the video and all the police at the bank, were not chasing the bank robber.

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