Crime

Boston man arrested in bank robbery after fleeing in car with unknowing getaway driver

A Boston man allegedly robbed a South End bank Saturday morning and fled in a car with two acquaintances who weren’t aware of his actions, according to Boston police.

Jeremy Woodley, 35, was arrested and charged with armed bank robbery, police said. He will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

Police responded to a report of an armed bank robbery at Commerce Bank on Washington Street just after 11:30 a.m. Officers learned that a male suspect had passed a bank employee a note indicating that he was armed, robbed the bank, and fled with an undetermined amount of cash, police said. The man, who was later identified as Woodley, then got into the back seat of a car and fled the scene, according to police.

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Police stopped the car a few blocks away and apprehended Woodley. After patting him down, officers found that Woodley was carrying a wad of cash, but no weapons, police said. Woodley also allegedly told police that the other two people in the car were not involved in the robbery and had no knowledge of it.

Both the car’s driver and other passenger were released after detectives questioned them and were able to confirm that they had no involvement in the robbery, police said.

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