Police: Duo robbed Mass. bank at gunpoint in Halloween masks

HOLLISTON, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a pair they say robbed a Massachusetts bank while wearing Halloween masks.

The MetroWest Daily News reports that Holliston police and FBI agents apprehended 30-year-old Oliver Walsh on Wednesday in Pennsylvania. Authorities arrested 33-year-old Patricia Desena the next day in Boston.

Walsh and Desena have been charged with bank robbery while masked and possession of a gun during the commission of a felony.

Police say Walsh, wearing a baby mask, and Desena, wearing a skull mask, used a gun to rob a TD Bank in Holliston of $4,000 in October. Authorities say anonymous tips led to the pair.

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Prosecutors argued that Desena is flight risk because she’s a Brazil native. She was held pending a dangerousness hearing Monday.

Her lawyer says she is an addict.