Police Arrest Suspected Bank Robber with a Familiar Mug
After recognizing a photo, Boston Police make an arrest for the Sovereign Bank robbery on Canal St.
Boston Police arrested suspect Michael Fidler, 32, of Boston, Monday for a bank robbery at the Sovereign Bank on 125 Canal St. after an officer recognized Fidler's face from past encounters.
Police say Fidler walked into the Sovereign Bank at around 11:30 Monday morning and, according to the teller, approached the window and handed her a note which read, "Give me all $100, $50, $20 and $10. Hurry up and no dye packs."
The teller complied and the suspect fled, heading over the bridge toward Charlestown in a blue Jeep Cherokee.
Police broadcast a description of the suspect, who was described as a white male with no facial hair, wearing sunglasses, a red hooded sweatshirt with a yellow hood, blue pants and white sneakers.
A short time after the robbery, officers located the abandoned getaway vehicle parked on West St. in Charlestown and still running. The Jeep had been reported stolen out of Winthrop on Sunday.
One officer on scene recognized the suspect's picture from previous encounters and a unit was dispatched to the Mishuwan Housing complex where they found Fidler walking around. Police placed him under arrest and recovered the sunglasses believed to have been worn during the robbery.
Police charged Fidler with unarmed bank robbery and he was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.