Police arrest suspect in Fall River bank robberies

Fall River bank robbery suspect Charles Solimine

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Fall River Police have arrested a suspect in connection with several bank robberies in the city.

Charles Solimine, 36, is charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of armed robbery while masked in connection with three bank robberies.

The first happened at the BayCoast Bank on Bedford Street in March. Solimine is also accused of robbing the Mechanics Cooperative Bank on Bedford Street on May 7 and 15.

Fall River police said they received several tips from the public after surveillance photos from the robberies were released to the media.

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