CENTRAL FALLS – Police Tuesday were investigating a reported bank robbery involving two armed suspects at the Navigant Credit Union on Broad Street.
According to reports, two males dressed in black and wearing black masks walked into the 693 Broad St. bank where they showed a firearm and demanded cash from a teller. The suspects were reported to have fled the scene in a green Chevy Impala with red dealer plates, and they were last seen heading toward Pawtucket.
Shortly after the robbery, police detectives were seen examining parked cars on East Wood Street before having one of them towed away. A police dog was also used to search the area and streets were blocked.
This is the third area bank robbery or robbery attempt in the past week.
Last Friday, witnesses and shoppers helped the Pawtucket Police Department catch an alleged bank robber.
When the police arrived at 5 p.m. at the Citizens Bank inside Stop & Shop on Cottage Street, customers were already chasing the suspected bank robber.
Police located Arthur Stanley, 46, of Pawtucket with the aid of witnesses. He was charged with second-degree robbery.
On March 26, there was an attempted robbery at a Bank of America branch in Pawtucket. In that case, the suspect left without anything after the teller turned away from the counter when the would-be robber demanded money.