CENTRAL FALLS – The Bank of America branch at 375 Broad St. was robbed on Friday morning for the second time since early November.
Two masked men drew handguns and demanded money from a teller shortly after the banked opened, police said.
No shots were fired, but the gunmen fled with cash.
The same bank was robbed on Nov. 2 by a man who passed a note to a teller, but yesterday’s holdup was also the second bank robbery in the Greater Woonsocket area in the last three days and the third in Greater Providence in the last eight.
On Wednesday afternoon, a man robbed the Citizens Bank branch on Mendon Road in neighboring Cumberland, according to Deputy Police Chief Michael Kinch.
The man threatened a teller and demanded money, but he didn’t show a weapon. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Cumberland police were still searching for a suspect on Friday, Kinch said.
Meanwhile, Providence police reported that a masked gunman held up the Bank of America branch on Charles Street shortly after it opened on Dec. 20. After demanding “the large” bills and brandishing a firearm, the robber was given cash and then ran off.
Leonard Hazard, 32, is facing charges of robbing the 375 Broad St. bank on Nov. 2. He’s currently held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions, according to court records.