FBI Doubles Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest of Somerville Bank Robbery Suspect
Up to $20,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest
***Suspect Believed to be Armed and Dangerous***
The FBI Boston Violent Crimes Task Force and the Somerville Police Department are doubling the reward to $20,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of a bank robber, believed to be armed and dangerous.
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at approximately 9:57 a.m., the unknown male subject entered Middlesex Federal Savings Bank, 1 College Avenue in Somerville, Massachusetts, and allegedly committed an armed robbery.
The suspect wore a blue beanie, a dark glove on his left hand, and a hooded camouflage jacket featuring a Nike logo on the left side above his chest. He wore blue pants, black sneakers, and carried a black and red Under Armour backpack.
The suspect entered the bank holding a black Webley Revolver, Mark IV, fired one round into the ceiling and demanded money from the teller. After a uniformed Somerville police officer in the vicinity of Davis Square was alerted to a possible bank robbery in progress, the officer entered the bank and the suspect allegedly fired a round at the responding officer before fleeing the bank on foot.
The suspect is believed to be a light skinned male in his thirties. He is approximately 5’5” to 5’6” in height, weighs approximately 175 pounds, and has a medium build. The public is being asked to review video of the suspect below. The FBI wanted poster can be downloaded here.
“We’re doubling the reward to $20,000 in an effort to generate new leads about the identity and whereabouts of the suspect,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division. “Given the clarity of the photos and video, we believe someone out there must know who this man is and we’re asking them to contact us so that he can be apprehended before anyone gets hurt.”
The FBI is offering a monetary reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this individual. Anyone with information should call the FBI Boston Division’s Violent Crimes Task Force at 857-386-2000. Tips can also be electronically submitted at tips.fbi.gov.