Man arrested for robbing Charlestown bank, police say

Thomas Hickey, 49, allegedly walked into a bank near 5 Austin St. on the morning of Nov. 30, "pushed aside an elderly customer who was waiting in line and pointed a firearm at a teller while demanding cash," Boston police said.

A Boston man was arrested Thursday afternoon after an investigation found he was the suspect who robbed a Charlestown bank at gunpoint last month, police say.

Thomas Hickey, 49, allegedly walked into a bank near 5 Austin St. on the morning of Nov. 30, “pushed aside an elderly customer who was waiting in line and pointed a firearm at a teller while demanding cash,” Boston police said in a statement Friday.

The suspect, identified as Hickey through the department’s Bank Robbery Task Force investigation, made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to authorities.

Hickey was found Friday around 12:30 p.m. walking in the same area on Austin Street near Rutherford Avenue, police said. He was arrested without incident and charged with armed robbery, assault and battery on an elderly person, and assault by means of a dangerous weapon, officials said.

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He is scheduled to be arraigned in Charlestown District Court.