SEEKONK â€” Seekonk Police responded to a reported bank robbery at the Citizens Bank, 125 Highland Ave., on Friday at about 11:22 a.m. This bank is housed in the Stop & Shop grocery store.
Responding officers confirmed that a robbery had occurred. The suspect was described as being a white male in his 30s or 40s, approximately 5â€™7â€ť tall, with a thin build and light beard. He was wearing a camouflage long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, thick-rimmed eye glasses, and a Virginia Tech â€śHokiesâ€ť baseball cap along with a brown wig.
The suspect utilized a note to communicate a robbery was in progress. A weapon was not shown but was threatened. After acquiring cash, the suspect fled on foot and was last seen running eastbound on Highland Avenue.
Later in the day, a similarly-described man robbed a bank in Somerset, Mass. It is believed that the suspect is responsible for both robberies.
Anybody with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact Detective Charles Mello at the Seekonk Police Department at (508)336-8123.