Two men have been charged in connection to bank robbery in Martha’s Vineyard

This is a photo of one of the robbers at the Rockland Trust bank in the Vineyard Haven community of Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard. (Tisbury Police Department)

TISBURYM Mass. (WLNE) — Two men have been charged in connection with a bank robbery in Martha’s Vineyard last week.

Omar Johnson, 39, is accused of committing a masked armed robbery on Nov. 17 at the Rockland Trust Bank in the Vineyard Haven Community of Tisbury.

Johnson was arrested at about 8 p.m. Friday after a traffic stop in New Haven, Connecticut.

Monday, 30-year-old Miquel Jones was arraigned in Edgartown District Court on one count of accessory after the fact to armed robbery in connection to the bank robbery.

Three masked people armed with handguns robbed the bank just after 8 a.m. on Nov. 17.

Police said employees of the bank were bound with duct tape and plastic during the robbery. The robbers then stole one of the employee’s cars and fled the scene.

The car was later found near the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

Investigators said a dark blue Hyundai Elantra with a missing driver’s side rear tire hub cap left the parking lot where the stolen car was found.

Police said the Hyundai was in Jones’ possession for several weeks prior to this incident.

During a search warrant execution of the Hyundai investigators located three $100 bills, two of which had sequential serial numbers.

One hundred dollar bills were stolen from the bank.

Police also found a pair of white Nike sneakers and dark clothing, which match with surveillance videos and witness statements.

Jones was held on $300,000 bail, and will attend a probable cause hearing on Dec. 16.

Police did not say if Johnson is scheduled to appear in court.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tisbury police at 508-696-4240.

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