The Chelsea Police Department and the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force are looking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect who robbed the Citizens Bank on Everett Ave on 2/20/2015. The suspect entered the bank at approximately 3:15 PM, handed the teller a note indicating he had a device that would detonate if he was not handed over cash. Responding Chelsea officers evacuated the bank and requested the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Unit to the scene. The State Police examined the device and found it to be a non explosive hoax device. The suspect was able to make his escape with an unspecified amount of US Currency.
The Chelsea Police are releasing a photo in the hopes a member of the public may provide information leading to the apprehension of the individual.
Chelsea residents are reminded they can provide information anonymously to the Police Department by calling the 24 hr. Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at www.chelseapolice.com.