Man ordered held after Westerly bank robbery

By The Associated Press 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A man serving a sentence of supervised release for robbing two banks in Connecticut has been ordered held after being arrested for allegedly robbing a bank in Westerly.

Authorities say 38-year-old Lawrence M. Sullivan was ordered held on Thursday.         

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Lincoln Almond found there is a risk he will endanger the safety of the community. He previously pleaded guilty to robbing the Connecticut banks in 2008 and 2009.

Sullivan is charged with one count of bank robbery. He’s accused of robbing a Washington Trust branch inside a supermarket on Sept. 15. Prosecutors say he threatened to “start shooting” if he did not get the money.

Police in Groton, Connecticut, found Sullivan hiding in a motel on Sept. 16.

He has not entered a plea.

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