Suspect in Somerville Bank Robbery to Be Arraigned Tuesday Morning
A Boston man is accused of robbing a Century Bank near Somerville's Winter Hill on Monday morning.
Timothy Walton, 25, of Boston, who is accused of robbing a bank in Somerville, is scheduled to be arraigned in Somerville District Court Tuesday morning, according to an email from Deputy Chief Paul Upton of the Somerville Police Department.
Walton is accused of robbing the Century Bank at 102 Fellsway West, near the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Monday morning. The Century Bank is across the street from Foss Park near the corner of Mystic Avenue.
According to an account released by Somerville police, the bank robbery occurred at around 10:15 a.m. Somerville 911 received a report about a hold-up alarm and phone calls from bank personnel at that time, the account says.
Police say Walton allegedly passed a note demanding cash and then took off on foot.
As police arrived a the bank, 911 received a phone call from a resident who said the suspect was in her yard changing his clothes, according to the account.
Police say Walton continued to flee through people's yards toward Broadway but was intercepted by detectives near the former Winter Hill Star Market on Broadway.
According to the account, he then took off through more yards.
As police established a perimeter, Walton ran from behind 64 Derby St. into a police car, bouncing off the hood and windshield, according to the account.
Police say he continued his attempt to flee, but was subdued.
According to the account, Walton was arrested and sent to a local hospital, where he received treatment while under guard.
Police say they found on Walton a large amount of cash, including bait money.
He was released from the hospital before his scheduled Tuesday morning arraignment, according to Upton.
The Monday morning bank robbery comes two weeks after robberies in Charlestown and Medford. A Charlestown man was arrested in Somerville on May 10 in connection to those robberies.
In December, the FBI and Somerville police arrested a man accused of robbing several banks in Davis Square.