East Prov. man arrested in armed bank robbery

This phot was released by police of the suspect back in 2014.

SWANSEA, Mass. (WPRI) — Three local police departments teamed up to produce an arrest after a Swansea bank was held up at gunpoint last month.

Alan Cuthill, 28, of East Providence, was taken into custody Thursday as a suspect in the August 1 robbery of BayCoast Bank on Wilbur Avenue.

According to police, the suspect entered the bank with his face covered, brandished a black handgun and demanded money from the teller, then fled in a dark-colored SUV with an undetermined amount of cash.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Cuthill was charged with robbery while armed and masked and held as a fugitive from justice.

The Swansea, East Providence, and Barrington Police Departments all had a hand in identifying and tracking down the suspect.

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