Maplewood Square Citizens Bank Robbed Thursday

Police reported no injuries at the scene, with the robbery reportedly carried out by passed note.

Both the Malden Police and FBI are investigating a bank robbery at the Citizens Bank on Lebanon St. Thursday afternoon, a detective has confirmed. 

A male suspect reportedly passed a note with demands around 1:20 p.m. and then fled in the direction of Hartshorn Ave. and the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, according to police scanner reports. 

The suspect was described as a white male, 30-to-49 years of age with some facial hair and dark colored pants. 

Police later reportedly recovered clothes believed to be abanonded by the suspect as he fled the scene. 

Lt. Det. Marc Gatcomb said that there were no injuries. 

Jennifer December 01, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Someone's super sensative.
paul surette December 01, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Steve, I haven't seen you post much, so I'm gonna do you a solid, and tell you why some of us think this story is 'somewhat' humorous..........months ago, a ‘convience’ store was robbed on Main St. TWICE! The mayor, in his infinite wisdom, decided it was ‘puff piece’ time, and playing a classic politician, said everything was under control. I do understand that a lot of crime is a random thing, and the police can’t be held responsible for this tuff! They aren’t time travelers, after all! But the fact that he shamelessly dragged the police chief into his ridiculous ‘store-side press conference’ and announced that everything was under control, well, you can see the humor in this statement 7 months later, yes?
DannyBoy December 01, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Hey paul, mayor Christenson was doing some damage control in the PR area and trying to reassure the public and business owners, after the local media was all over this story of the convenience store being robbed twice and the crime wave affecting Malden at the time. They were broadcasting these news on all the local TV channels, portraying Malden as a war zone like it was 1980's Beirut. What would you have Christenson do? Sit at his desk and do nothing about this situation, like the former mayor Howard? I feel like Christenson is in a no-win situation with certain segments of the population in Malden, damn if he does something, damn if he doesn't.


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