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Fall River Police capture third bank robbery suspect in two weeks



Fall River Police have arrested another bank robbery suspect after a string of holdups in the city.

On September 21st at approximately 1:05 p.m., Officers of the Fall River Police Departments Uniform Division responded to Fall River Municipal Credit Union at 1110 Robeson Street on a report of an unarmed robbery.

Upon arrival, Officer Nicholas Soule was informed that a male had entered the bank and approached the counter. The suspect slipped a note to a teller. The note read ‘I want all the money, don’t do anything stupid, I know where you live’.

The teller surrendered the cash and the male fled the bank. The teller described the suspect as a male carrying a large bag and wearing a stuffed animal hat, with glasses and a jacket with large stripes on it.

Officers and Major Crimes Detectives were able to collect information and evidence which led them to the area of North High and Weetamoe Streets. While in the area, they observed a male exiting a 1994 Suburban that was parked on North High Street. This male was carrying a large duffle bag and entered 72 Weetamoe Street. Officers subsequently surrounded the house. Entry was made and the suspect detained. Inside the apartment, Officers located a large bag with a single $100 dollar bill inside and a large trash bag containing a large amount of cash.

The suspect was Identified as Thomas Halpen, 56, of 72 Weetamoe Street and is charged with Unarmed Robbery and Witness Intimidation.

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