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.



Free tagging: 



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


No doubt ...

By on

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


So close

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