Jumping, bicycling bank robber arrested, authorities say

Webster Bank suspect

A man who'd taken to robbing a different Boston-area bank once a month was arrested today, the US Attorney's office reports.

Among John Soule's alleged targets was the Webster Bank branch on Franklin Street, held up last month by a man who pedaled away on a bicycle.

According to the US Attorney's office:

In all three robberies, the defendant, wearing a hat, sunglasses, and gloves, entered the bank, jumped over the teller counter, and made verbal demands for the bank’s money.

Soule, 52, had made off with $58,000 from the three robberies - of the Webster Bank branch on Aug. 9, an Eastern Bank branch in Cambridge on July 12 and a Rockland Trust branch in Quincy on Sept. 8, the US Attorney's office reports.

Soule was ordered held without bail until a probable-cause hearing on Oct. 5. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Innocent, etc.

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Yeah.

No more freewheeling lifestyle - He'll be an old crank in no time!

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No doubt ...

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... he regrets he spoke to the teller and wishes he'd kept to the straight and sharrow. No hub for him now.

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So close

If only a space saver was involved in this story, we'd have the ur U-Hub topic.