Reward offered for info leading to arrest of robbery suspect

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are reaching out to the public with hopes of identifying a man accused of holding up a Fall River bank.

Mechanics Cooperative Bank on Bedford Street was robbed at about 2:30 p.m. on May 7, according to police.

Police said a man demanded money from the teller while displaying what may have been a firearm wrapped in cloth material.

The suspect is described as a white male in his thirties, standing approximately 5’3″ to 5’5″ tall. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect, police said.

On April 22, police reported the same bank was robbed in a similar manner, but police have not said if the crimes are connected.

Anyone with information on the robbery or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Det. Nelson Sousa of the Fall River Police Dept. Major Crimes Division at (508) 324-2796, or leave an anonymous tip by calling (508) 672-8477.

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