By William Tauro
On the Wednesday morning of May 1st, dozens of Somerville, State Police officers and FBI agents were combing the streets of Somerville, s Davis Square, some seen carrying long-guns in search of a suspected bank robber.
According to sources at the scene a man was seen being pursued through Davis Square by a police officer with gun in hand.
The call came in as:”1 College Ave Somerville : Armed Robbery at Middlesex Federal Savings: Suspect was armed and fired one shot. Described as Hispanic male 5’5 wearing camouflage jacket. Multiple mutual en route.”
The call also reportedly came across as : “Bank Robbery Somerville Ma: Shots fired at an officer while fleeing – 421 Highland Ave – state has K-9 working. Requesting long guns and MSP Airwing.”
The suspect allegedly shot at Somerville Police. Authorities are asking residents in the are to use caution and stay indoors if possible.
As of 10:59 am police have a suspect in custody.
One suspect is still at large who is believed to be armed and dangerous.
This story is still developing…
#Update NEW PHOTO: ARMED BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT FLED ON FOOT, RESIDENTS IN THE AREA USE CAUTION, STAY INDOORS IF POSSIBLE. REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO SPD. INVESTIGATION ON GOING.
Somerville Police Department Update: Armed Robbery Suspect Still Sought
SOMERVILLE – Somerville Police continue to seek an armed robbery suspect in the Davis Square area. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. On Wednesday, May 1, at 9:57 a.m., multiple gunshots were fired during a bank robbery at the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank at 1 College Ave., in Davis Square. Police returned fire. A person of interest has been detained and is cooperating with Police. Local and State Police and FBI are still actively pursuing a suspect matching the following description.
The suspect is described as an approximately 5 ft 9 in., 175-pound, 20-35-year-old Hispanic male. The suspect was last seen wearing a black stocking hat, camouflage jacket, blue jeans, and black sneakers. (see attached photos)
Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact the Somerville Police Department at 617-625-1600 ext. 7220 (during business hours) or ext. 7254 (24/7). Tips may be left anonymously through text. Begin your text message with 617spd and send it to TIP411 (847411).
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