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Suspect in Hingham bank robbery turns himself in

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  December 12, 2011 10:31 AM

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The suspect wanted for armed robbery of the Hingham Institution for Savings Bank on Whiting Street early this month turned himself in to police on Saturday night.

The suspect was dropped off at the front of the Hingham Police station at 10 p.m. on Saturday, walked into the lobby, and was placed under arrest. James Callahan, 58, of South Boston, was booked and charged with armed robbery while masked, assault with a dangerous weapon, and larceny over $250.

He was held without bail and later transported to the Plymouth County House of Correction to be held until his arraignment today.

The bank robbery occurred on Dec. 3. Hingham Police have been looking for the suspect since they obtained an arrest warrant and search warrant on Dec. 6. The suspect was not found when his South Boston home was searched last week.

Since then, Hingham Police, members of the Bank Robbery Task Force (comprised of State Police, Boston Police, and FBI agents), and the Boston Police have been seeking out Callahan, spending time at his known hangouts and interviewing associates and visiting relatives.

“These increased efforts and attention apparently led to Callahan turning himself in,” Hingham police said in a release.

Additionally, media coverage of the robbery “were crucial to the quick identification of the suspect,” the release said.

For more media coverage of this incident, click here:

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/hingham/2011/06/hingham_police_look_for_suspec.html

http://articles.boston.com/2011-12-07/yourtown/30486755_1_bank-teller-south-boston-arrest-warrant

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