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Quincy police optimistic about solving TD Bank robbery

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  December 11, 2013 12:22 PM

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Quincy Police

Police search for a man dressed in black who allegedly robbed a Quincy bank on Tuesday.

After a string of successes in tracking down bank robbers, Quincy police said they are hopeful of finding the man who robbed a Quincy bank on Tuesday

The most recent case occurred at the TD Bank on Adams Street at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the suspect allegedly handed the teller a note demanding money, and fled after the teller gave him an undetermined amount of cash. Police dogs could not locate the suspect, police said.

In video surveillance, the man appears to be dressed in all black and wearing a black hat and black gloves. Police said he is approximately 5’9”.

According to Police Captain John Dougan, police have had a high success rate capturing robbers in the last year. Dougan did not have recent figures, but in August the Globe reported Quincy police had made arrests in 14 of the 15 bank robbery cases occurring since July 2012.

"[Banks] have good videotape … we put [the reports] in the newspapers and media and get tips," said Dougan, adding that the likelihood of arrest is "very, very high."

Recently, police said they found a suspect in a three-year-old bank robbery with the help of DNA evidence.

In that case, the department received a forensic report on Nov. 21 saying that a hat retrieved from a September 2010 bank robbery of the Bank of America of Adams had the DNA from a suspect.

During the 2010 robbery, the suspect allegedly tried to jump over the counter, police said. Two witnesses tried to subdue him, but the suspect was able to flee. In the scuffle, police said, the suspect lost a hat and sunglasses, later used to provide DNA evidence.

After video surveillance photos from the crime matched booking photos for the suspect, police put out a warrant for an arrest.

Michael A. Luciano, 36, from Hull, will be charged with unarmed robbery and intimidating to steal from a bank.

According to police, Luciano is currently being held in Norfolk County House of Corrections on an unrelated unarmed robbery charge.

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