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Suspect arrested in Braintree and Stoughton bank robberies; TD Bank robbed in Braintree

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  January 29, 2014 04:14 PM

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Milton man arrested on Braintree and Stoughton bank robberies

A Milton man has been charged for the December robbery of the Braintree Cooperative Bank and the robbery of a Stoughton bank, Braintree police said Wednesday.

Police said an officer was monitoring the area of Five Corners on Jan. 16 after a bank robbery occurred in Norwell.

At approximately 1:50 p.m., the officer saw a vehicle fitting a description of the vehicle from the Norwell robbery and stopped the driver.

Police said the suspect was wearing headphones while driving and couldn’t produce a driver’s license. A computer query indicated that the suspect’s license was expired, police said.

Police placed Daniel E. Cathcart, 45, of Milton under arrest and charged him with operating a motor vehicle while wearing headphones, operating with an expired driver’s license, and no license in possession.

While searching the car, police found a black knit hat pulled over a red baseball hat, similar to headwear allegedly worn by a suspect in several area bank robberies.

Based on information provided by Braintree Police, the Stoughton Police charged Cathcart with a bank robbery in their community. He was held in Stoughton on those charges.

The next day, an employee from the Braintree Cooperative Bank positively identified the suspect from a photo array as the man who robbed the Braintree bank on Dec. 23.

According to witnesses in the Braintree bank, the suspect had claimed to have a weapon, and that he demanded money through a note before fleeing out the back door.

Braintree detectives have sought a warrant for Cathcart on charges of armed robbery and larceny over $250.

Police look for armed bank robber
Braintree MA 1-28-14 at 1058 hrs[1].jpgBraintree police say they are looking for the man that robbed the TD Bank on Franklin Street at gunpoint on Tuesday morning.

Police said they were called at approximately 11 a.m. after a man came in to the bank, showed a handgun, and demanded money.

The suspect was described as a black man, approximately 5’4”, and weighing approximately 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray flannel jacket, dirty white gloves with black lettering depicting “Max Hire,” jeans, a hooded sweatshirt, a gray hat, and a black scarf wrapped around his face.

The suspect took the money and fled out the back door, police said.

No one was injured in the robbery.

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