Boston Police were able to foil the efforts of one bank robber who was found with a roll of allegedly stolen money stuffed down his pants.
At about 11:21 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a bank robbery in progress at the Cambridge Savings Bank, located at 1 Thompson Square. Upon arrival officers learned that a white male, 5’8”to 6’, wearing a white ski mask, white gloves had just robbed the bank and fled on foot. The money stolen contained a GPS tracker and was being tracked in the area of Laurel Street and Cedar Street moving toward Bartlett Street.
Officers patrolling the area of Bartlett Street began following the GPS directions being broadcast by the 911 dispatcher. While on Bartlett Street approaching Walker Street, officers observed one white male, about 5’8”, wearing a red jacket and black pants, walking across Walker Street beside the Clarence R. Edwards Middle School. Officers observed the suspect as he continued to check back over his shoulder. Upon seeing the approaching Boston Police cruiser, now about 10 feet from him, the suspect, later identified as, Robert Brady, 40, of Charlestown, immediately broke into a sprint, running away from the approaching officers.
The officers engaged in a foot pursuit and commanded Brady to stop. Officers observed a large bundle of U.S. currency partially stuffed in Brady’s front pants. Robert Brady was placed under arrest for armed bank robbery.
Officers recovered an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, two GPS tracking devices, and one torn money band.