Providence police investigate ‘sophisticated planned’ bank robbery

Providence police are seen outside of the Santander Bank on Atwells Avenue in Providence, Thursday, June 29, 2023. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police said Thursday they are investigating a “sophisticated planned” bank robbery.

The robbery happened just after 2 a.m. at the Santander Bank on Atwells Avenue.

Cmdr. Kevin Lanni said the bank was broken into and the vault was “breached.”

He said that officers initially arrived in a “tactical response” because of the nature of the call.

No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing.

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