Police, FBI Continue Search for Union Square Bank Robber

The Citizens Bank in Union Square was robbed late Saturday morning, according to police.

As of Monday morning, Somerville police and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force were still looking to identify the suspect in a Saturday morning bank robbery in Union Square.

The robbery happened at the Citizens Bank, at 40 Union Square in the heart of the business district, at about 11:20 a.m. It's one of the busiest times of the week in the square, with the farmers market around the corner usually attracting large crowds of shoppers. The square's cafes and businesses are usually buzzing with activity on a Saturday morning.

"We have three very good photos of this guy," said Deputy Chief Paul Upton of the Somerville Police Department. However, the suspect "looked like any other person in Union Square on a Saturday," he said.

The suspect was wearing jeans, white sneakers and an Adidas jacket. He wasn't wearing a mask or a hat.

According to an announcement sent by Somerville police Saturday afternoon, he slipped the teller a note demanding cash and saying he had a gun. He then fled through the back exit of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30s or early 40s, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He had short brown hair and a medium build, according to the announcement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Somerville police at (617) 625-1212 or the FBI at (617) 742-5533. People can also send an anonymous text to Tip411 (include 617SPD along with the crime tip).


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