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Malden, Somerville PD Apprehend Malden Bank Robber In Under Two Hours

Man allegedly robbed a credit union in Malden around 3 p.m. Malden Police coordinated with Somerville and apprehended the suspect just after 4.

An unidentified suspect was arrested in Somerville after allegedly robbing the US Alliance Credit Union on Eastern Ave., according to police scanner transmissions. 

No police spokesmen were available for comment Wednesday afternoon, and no details about his identity or a confirmed site of the robbery were available by press time. 

Police said the suspect fled from the scene in a blue moped, wearing all black, including a helmet with a black and white design and a grey hoodie, according to police scanner transmissions.

Investigators later found two mopeds just blocks from the robbery at Exclusive Auto, prompting police to contact local cab companies to see if anyone hailed a taxi near the abandoned vehicles.

Officers also found a helmet and pair of pants matching the description of the suspect. 

Ultimately, police identified a cab heading down Mystic Ave. in Somerville, though the man was later seen running into a home on Montgomery Ave. - an address that matched the registration of one of the abandoned mopeds. 

Somerville police ultimately found a suspect hiding in the bushes nearby, according to transmissions. 

DannyBoy February 29, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I hope the cops catch this bank robbery suspect. This is just another incident that shows that, despite what crime statistics says, we need more police officers on the streets in Malden and that criminal activity has not abated in this city.
Chris Caesar February 29, 2012 at 08:46 PM
It really doesn't. The crime statistics reflected that armed robberies occur in the city, it's just a matter of how often compared to previous decades.
Dan February 29, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Hey it's snowing outside. Where's your global warming now Caesar!?
Chris Caesar February 29, 2012 at 09:45 PM
LOL. You guys are killing me.
Mike February 29, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Stupid junkies
robert wilson February 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM
So, one of the perps runs into a house with an address that matches the address on the moped registration, I don't know about robbers anymore, poor training and stupid.
Diana March 01, 2012 at 04:57 AM
For serious. Dear perp, If you can't improvise a little, bank robbery might not be the career for you. With all due respect, consider fry-making, Regards, Diana
Jose Viveiros March 01, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Great job Malden police and thank you.
stella March 01, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Thank you to the malden police department for a job well done. They captured the suspect before they could do more harm.
Erik Royds March 01, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Why are there no more Master Criminals?

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