Seekonk Police seek thief in Citizens Bank heist

Closed-circuit photo of suspected Citizens Bank thief.Closed-circuit photo of suspected Citizens Bank thief.

SEEKONK — The Seekonk Police Department is investigating another bank robbery.

The incident took place Friday, Oct. 12, at about 11:22 a.m., as police officers responded to a reported bank robbery at the Citizens Bank, 125 Highland Ave. (Route 6).  The bank is housed in the Stop & Shop grocery store.

Closed-circuit photo of suspected Citizens Bank thief.

Officers at the scene confirmed that a robbery had occurred. The suspect was described as a white male in his thirties or forties, approximately 5’7” tall, with a thin build and light beard. He was wearing a camouflage long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, thick-rimmed eye glasses, and a Virginia Tech “Hokies” baseball cap along with a brown wig.

The suspect utilized a note to communicate a robbery was in progress. A weapon was not shown but was threatened. After acquiring cash, the suspect fled on foot and was last seen running eastbound on Highland Avenue.

Later in the day, a similarly-described man robbed a bank in Somerset. It is believed that the suspect is responsible for both robberies.

Anybody with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact Detective Charles Mello at the Seekonk Police Department at 508-336-8123.