On September 25, 2017 at approximately 1:09 p.m. the Wellesley Police Department’s Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from an employee at Bank of America, 35 Washington Street, indicating that a male party had just robbed the bank. The employee described the suspect as male party with a darker complexion, approximately 5’11” with a muscular build, wearing a dark colored long sleeve shirt, sunglasses, a black baseball cap with a white oval shaped logo on it. There was no weapon shown.
The male party reportedly fled the bank through the rear door on foot. Witnesses on the scene reported that the suspect entered a dark colored sedan on Ledyard Street. Witnesses did not provide a direction of travel for the vehicle.
Several officers responded and began checking the area for the vehicle and suspect. St. John’s Elementary School is located nearby. As a precautionary measure and to ensure the safety of the students officers asked that students remain inside the building until officers checked the area. The Wellesley Police requested the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit to check the area. The K-9 check of the area was negative. The search was completed prior to the dismissal of school. The students were dismissed in the usual manner.
Detectives responded to the bank and are processing the scene. No further information is being released at this time. When photographs of the suspect become available they will be posted.