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Suspect sought in Somerset bank robbery

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By Chris Sheppard


SOMERSET, Mass. - Police have not yet made any arrests in a bank robbery that happened around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon at the Rockland Trust Bank in Somerset.

Around that time, police say, a man walked into the Rockland Trust Bank at 100 Slades Ferry Avenue and showed the teller a note demanding money. The man also said he had a gun.

After the teller obeyed the robber's demands, the man fled with an unknown amount of cash.

According to police, the man was last seen running west along Slades Ferry Avenue before disappearing behind some buildings at the top of the street.

Police say despite flooding the area with officers, they were unable to find the suspect in time.

Somerset police are describing the suspect as a white male, between 25-30 years old, between 5'6''-5'8'' in height, possibly weighing between 170-180 pounds, unshaven with a goatee. Police say the man was also wearing a brown-colored wig and a maroon Virginia Tech baseball cap, black-framed eye glasses, a long-sleeve camouflage sweatshirt with a white shirt underneath, blue jeans, and dark shoes.

Police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call Somerset Police at 508-679-2138.

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