Bank of America branch robbed, police seek armed suspect

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) – Police are searching for a suspect after an armed man held up a Bank of America branch and demanded money from the teller.

According to Captain Philip Gould of the Lincoln Police Department, a male suspect entered the Smithfield Avenue bank just before 4 p.m. on Monday. A bank employee told police the man pulled out a black handgun before demanding money.

He took off heading south towards Pawtucket with an undetermined amount of money, police said.

The suspect is described as a lighter skinned male, possibly white or Hispanic, in his mid to late 20s. He is approximately 5’6’’ to 5’9’’ tall with a slender build. Police said he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray baggy sweatpants, blue sneakers, a black mask, sunglasses, and dark gloves. He also had a black bag around his neck where the handgun was located.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lincoln police at 401-333-1111.

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