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Riders may complain that it's not fair, but Red Line halted due to bank robber in Central Square

James Walker Morales

From Morales's wanted poster.

UPDATE, 3:58 p.m. WBZ reports he's been captured in Somerville.

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report the suspect may be escaped Cambridge desperado James Walker Morales.

Police searching for the guy who held up the Bank of America branch at 772 Mass. Ave. around 9:30 a.m. halted the Red Line so they could search cars for him - because they know that bank robbers like to try to escape on the Red Line when they don't have a getaway car.

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Well that escalated quickly....I commute from Harvard and thankfully missed the chaos by an hour or so. Let's hope they nab the sob soon given how great BPD is.

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that would be Cambridge Police, and the bank surveillance photos certainly do look like the escaped prisoner.

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3 choppers hovering north of Fresh Pond... related?

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They were searching some bike paths in the area.

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I'm no John Dillinger but if you are going to be robbing banks then maybe don't have a huge and distinctive neck tattoo?

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I saw the suspect pic from the robbery, and he's at least smart enough to wear a scarf.

Still in shock (if this does turn out to be him) that he came back to Cambridge. And even more in shock that he hasn't been caught yet. Everyone knows where his apartment is!

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It's amazing how many arrests for major offenses start out as traffic stops for stupid things.

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I don't know where that is. Where is it?

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His last known address is on his wanted poster. It's near Inman Square.

http://media.masslive.com/mass_river_worcester_news/photo/james-morales-...

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OK, this guy clearly fucked up. A lot. But they're posting his SSN and driver's license number? We're now subjecting people in the criminal justice system to identity theft?

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the scariest kind of guy.

what are they going to do? lock him up? this is going to end badly, hopefully just for him

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https://twitter.com/cambridgechron/status/817080898789273600

Doesn't look like the same guy to me. Hope they don't shoot the robber to find out he's just another sap trying to rob a bank. Was he even armed?

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I agree. The mugshot and one released by Cambridge PD are close. His hair is very different.

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