Dartmouth man accused of robbing New Bedford bank

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — A Dartmouth man is accused of robbing a bank in New Bedford earlier this week.

The robbery happened Monday at the Taunton Federal Credit Union on Rockdale Avenue.

Police 47-year-old Mark Demelo walked up to a teller and demanded money. He then walked away with undisclosed amount of cash.

Demelo was later found in his home and taken into custody, police said.

The 47-year-old was charged with the following:

  • Unarmed robbery
  • Resisting arrest Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
  • Assault and battery on a police officer
  • Putting fear in a person for stealing

Police said Demelo has an extensive criminal history with previous convictions for breaking and entering, resisting arrest, and assault and battery.

He was convicted of unarmed robbery in 2018 in Bristol Superior Court and sentenced to four to five years, added police.

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