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Police Respond to Attempted Bank Robbery Downtown

A police spokesman confirmed the attempted robbery at the Centre Street Bank of America, near Stop & Shop.

Police are responding to a reported attempted bank robbery at the Centre Street Bank of America just a little before 7 p.m. Thursday night. 

While no further information beyond this confirmation was available, scanner reports indicate a witness told police the man threatened to use a gun but did not produce it. 

Police were reportedly looking for a white male in his late 20s, wearing a grey hoodie, black baseball cap, grey sweatpants and a scarf. 

Witnesses on the MBTA reported that the Malden Center trains were briefly stopped as police looked for suspects there, but have resumed service. 

More information as it becomes available. 

jirkyrick February 08, 2013 at 10:44 PM
I so miss the paranoid ramblings of Glen Beck... But I do like the hotties wearing pink hats on hot nights at Fenway....
Chris Caesar February 08, 2013 at 11:06 PM
For the record, the reason I didn't cover this was because, frankly, I had no idea. The Boston Herald is a huge newspaper with an entire public safety division, capable of devoting the kind of manpower necessary to follow an arrest all the way through to conviction. In contrast, I am just one guy, taking secret orders from my left-wing billionaire puppetmaster.
allamericancity1967 February 08, 2013 at 11:21 PM
broadway Jay February 08, 2013 at 11:26 PM
That's funny Chris because I seen you at Starbucks in Medford sipping a latte and reading the NY Post !!
jirkyrick February 08, 2013 at 11:26 PM
I like whiskey sours in my patch
Chris Caesar February 09, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Pretty sure the Medford Starbucks doesn't carry the New York Post.
david mokal February 09, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Chri,In Medford Drinking a latte? No DD? shame on you.
Tellitlikeitis February 09, 2013 at 01:10 AM
i knew a couple of workers at the market basket in chelsea and they told me that 90% of their customers pay with ebt card,90% and that place is packed 24/7
Chris Caesar February 09, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Hahaha. It wasn't me!
Frank Ryan February 09, 2013 at 01:33 AM
I don't know why you bother responding to the attention seekers. You'll never be able to keep everyone happy, especially those who seem very negative.
Chris Caesar February 09, 2013 at 02:02 AM
You have a point, but, aside from the more ridiculous insinuations in Broadway Jay's comment, I think he raised a fair question about why we didn't cover this case, and I think I owe it to you guys to explain why.
jirkyrick February 09, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, Chris Caesar... The little puppy on the dog food can named Caesar , I get them all confused
Chris Caesar February 09, 2013 at 02:10 AM
Haha. I get confused for dogs all the time.
paul surette February 09, 2013 at 11:02 AM
Well, Mr. Mokal....after Chris 'New York Times' is done with THAT piece, you'll be reading a blank page :)
paul surette February 09, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Well Maldonian, I think I can top that one. About a month ago in the Chelsea store, a rather attractive, well dressed woman was in front of me at the cashier's line in the Chelsea store. I won't mention the fact that she was speaking Spanish (I'm sure Mr. N.Y. Times will edit this as well) amazing, I know, that she was speaking Spanish in Chelsea (you're a racist, Paul). She had a new Iphone....a Chanel handbag, as well as the Chanel sunglasses....Gucci shoes, with designer jeans (yes, I was checking her out, so sue me!) She then whipped out the good ole' EBT card. I can't repeat what the guy behind me in line said without removing the children first :)
paul surette February 09, 2013 at 11:20 AM
Some of you , it seems , are hating on Market Basket in Chelsea. I, for one, don't. There is a real reason why you see the EBT cards flowing in that store. Look across the parking lot, and you will see Stop & Shop. Stop & Shop, by definition, is generally expensive. So if you folks were on the EBT flow chart yourselves, of course you want more bang for your buck. Stop & Shop is not the answer if you want more food in your cart. Stands to reason, don't you think?
paul surette February 09, 2013 at 11:21 AM
To Chris 'New York Times' Caesar.....you actually found a sense of humor on this subject. Have you been drinking?
jirkyrick February 09, 2013 at 02:01 PM
I work for a living and don't have EBT, and that's even more of a reason I shop at market basket in Chelsea even though I live right by the stop and Rob in Malden square. Go figure eh
fred February 09, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Hi All I was up at 2:55 AM this morning. I heard, bang, bang, bang bang bang. It had the echo sound of gun shots. I waited and listened, did not hear a sound for another 30 minutes. Linden Square. On another note, my buddy called me yesterday, just to piss me off. He stopped at Market Basket Chelsea yesterday. He was aggravated (that made me happy). a non american women was in front of him, no english, two carts loaded. Handed the cashere here EBT card for the $427 bill. The lady said to her first in english, the card only had $390 on it. Then he assumed the same message was said in spanish, the lady pulled out a second EBT card and paid the balance.
Frank Ryan February 09, 2013 at 04:28 PM
fred February 09, 2013 at 07:20 PM
different kind of robbery, but robbery it is.
Chris Caesar February 09, 2013 at 07:39 PM
What does that even mean, Paul.
Chris Caesar February 09, 2013 at 07:41 PM
You are the weirdest guy.
mats February 10, 2013 at 03:15 AM
come on Chris! If they can afford Ralph Lauren they shouldn't have WIC - or EBT's or free rent while you and I work to get nowhere fast - I will never forget my father helping me out by giving me 10 bucks for diapers way back in Mal's, long before Stop and Rob - I lost the 10 in the store and panicked! We sure as hell could've used WIC back then - I used cloth diapers for the week - it's a matter of something called PRIDE!!! i
mats February 10, 2013 at 03:19 AM
frank ryan, the public doesn't care and neither does anyone else - I think we might live on the same street maldonian since 89 - ohhhh the things I've seen!
mats February 10, 2013 at 03:25 AM
wow....390.00 - the last time I spent even close to that much on groceries was about 10 years ago when I got a decent tax return..I will never forget how happy I was to stock up! that story is just criminal
paul surette February 10, 2013 at 03:33 AM
Alicia. the majority of the comments here are along the lines of how much MOST of us are disgusted by welfare fraud. No one picked on any poor people. Kelly is the resident 'martyr' here. We don't need another one. And you're welcome!
paul surette February 10, 2013 at 03:37 AM
LOl....sour Patch....ha ha ha ha ha
paul surette February 10, 2013 at 03:43 AM
Clearly, that second EBT did not belong to her, and the cashier should have confiscated that second card.
mats February 10, 2013 at 04:31 AM
cashier confiscating EBT card - that's not their job, it's the state's job, the government's job, THE COUNTRY'S JOB! pretty sure that is not on the job description of an 8.00 per hour cashier


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