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Police: Suspect in bank robbery attempted to use an Uber to escape

A man accused of robbing a Weymouth bank on Monday allegedly tried to use an Uber to flee the scene, police said in a statement.

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Luis Mallett

Luis Mallett, 29, of Weymouth was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery and false report relative to the location of an explosive device.

Weymouth police said officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Santander Bank on Pleasant Street around 5 p.m. on Monday. Witnesses told police the suspect, later identified as Mallett, passed a note demanding money and indicating he had a bomb. He then allegedly left the bank on foot before entering an Uber heading towards Brockton.

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Officers in the area located the Uber while it was stopped in traffic with Mallett seated in the backseat, police said. Mallett was carrying more than $700 in cash, which was consistent with the amount stolen from the bank, according to police.

Mallett had seven warrants for his arrest on charges including larceny over $250 and larceny of a motor vehicle.

He was held without bail and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Quincy District Court.

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