Wakefield Police Arrest Cross-Dressing Bank Robber

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Police say this is Patrick O'Connell during one of the robberies in February 2010.

Police say this is Patrick O’Connell during one of the robberies in February 2010.

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WAKEFIELD (CBS) – Police say a man who dressed as a woman to rob banks in Wakefield last year has been captured.

patrick oconnell Wakefield Police Arrest Cross Dressing Bank Robber

Patrick O'Connell (Photo courtesy: Wakefield Police)

28-year-old Patrick O’Connell of Arlington was arrested on Tuesday in Bedford after police received a tip.

They say O’Connell robbed two banks in Wakefield in February 2010 and in each case he wore a large headscarf and sunglasses.

He will be arraigned in Malden District Court Wednesday.

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