Arrest Made In Robbery Of Belmont Savings Bank In Watertown

WATERTOWN (CBS) — A man accused of robbing a bank in Watertown Friday morning is behind bars.

Boston police arrested 25-year-old Richard Bonet of Worcester Friday evening. Officers say it appeared he was trying to break into a Roxbury home.  Bonet fit the description of the Watertown bank robber and police found a large amount of cash on him.  He is expected to be charged with the robbery once witnesses are able to positively identify him.The robbery unfolded at about 10:15 a.m. when police say Bonet went into the Belmont Savings Bank on Mount Auburn Street and gave a teller a note demanding money. He also told the teller he had a bomb in his bag and it would go off if he was not given any money.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports.

The robber was given an undisclosed amount of money from the teller’s drawer, left the bag behind, and got away. Police believe he may have had a car waiting for him behind the bank.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

State police sent in a robot to determine what was in the bag. They say it was a children’s fishing tackle box.

Authorities describe the suspect as being a white man in his early 20s, between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, and he was wearing a heavy black jacket with a hood. There is surveillance video of the suspect in the bank, but authorities have not been able to look at that video yet.

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