Mashpee couple charged in two bank robberies; infant daughter taken along for the heists
Barnstable police have arrested a Mashpee couple on charges of robbing two banks on Cape Cod this month while taking their infant daughter along for the ride, authorities said.
Gerard T. Langley, 38, and his girlfriend, Lana M. Rogers, 33, are facing two counts each of unarmed robbery after forensic evidence from the most recent robbery pinned Langley as the suspect, Barnstable police detectives said. They were arrested Thursday.
Police believe Rogers acted as the getaway driver, and that their 11-month-old daughter was present in the vehicle during both robberies.
On Oct. 16, Langley allegedly robbed a Bank of America on Barnstable Road in Hyannis after presenting the teller with a note. On Oct. 26, he used the same tactic in an Eastern Bank on Falmouth Road in Barnstable, police said.
A search for Langley began after Barnstable police received positive evidence that linked Langley to the robberies. They soon located Langley and Rogers’s vehicle at a Hess gas station in Sandwich and arrested Langley as he exited the convenience store, Barnstable police said in a statement.
Police found over $1,900 in cash on Langley. Rogers, who also had an outstanding traffic warrant, was also placed under arrest. Their child was present in the vehicle and the state’s Department of Children and Families was then contacted, police said.
In 2005, Langley was sentenced to five years in state prison for an armed robbery in Braintree and served 2½ years in the Barnstable House of Correction for a series of property crimes he committed in 2007, police said.
Both Langley and Rogers were arraigned today in Barnstable District Court.Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.