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‘Brim Beanie Bandit’ bank robbery suspect arrested in Stoughton

Stoughton police arrested a man believed to be the bank robber known as the “Brim Beanie Bandit,” authorities said.

Daniel Cathcart, 45, of Milton, was arrested late Thursday night for allegedly robbing two banks in Stoughton, said Deputy Police Chief Robert Devine.

Cathcart pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday in Stoughton District Court to two counts of armed robbery, police said. He is being held on $150,000 cash bail.

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Cathcart is believed to be connected with a series of Massachusetts robberies over the past two months, but is not currently being charged with the other “Bandit” robberies, said Devine.

The serial bank robber, who eluded authorities for weeks, struck the Dedham Savings bank at 55 Elm St. in Dedham on Jan. 10, the FBI said. Besides the Stoughton bank robberies, the bandit was suspected of being involved in thefts at banks in Quincy, Braintree, Needham. He also is believed to have attempted to rob a bank in Dorchester, the FBI said.

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