Bank robbery suspect caught in Springfield stripping his clothes

Surveillance video from the bank helped police identify the robber

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police Detectives were investigating a robbery Friday morning, after a man walked into a bank in the city’s Pine Point neighborhood and demanded money.

Springfield Police Lt. Mark Rolland told 22News the department received a call around 10:39 a.m. Friday for a robbery at the TD Bank at 412 Boston Road, near the corner of Bay Street. He said the suspect used a lighter that was shaped like a small pistol, and got away with an unknown amount of money. No one was hurt.

td-bank-robbery-springfield-searchWhen 22News arrived on Boston Road, detectives were investigating outside the TD Bank, and a police dog was being used to search for the robbery suspect. Police used the banks surveillance video to identify the suspect.

Lt. Rolland said a man matching the description of the suspect was found at the intersection of Boston Road and Barber Street. He said the man was caught stripping his clothes off behind the Napoli Pizza building on Bay Street.

Police found the manila envelope that was used in the robbery, and recovered the cash, Lt. Rolland said. The bank tellers also identified the man as the bank robber.

At this time, police are not releasing the suspects name nor the surveillance video, but Lt. Rolland told 22News the man arrested was 41-years-old and from Springfield.

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