The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is investigating two recent bank robberies involving a man telling a teller he's packing a bomb.
The task force reports that around 1:22 p.m. on March 1, a man walked up to a teller at the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 305 Talbot Ave. in Codman Square in Dorchester:
[He] stated, "Just give me the cash", and presented a demand note that stated, "I DEMAND$ 20,000 LOOSE CASH, NO DYE PACK OR I KILL EVERYONE, I HAVE A BOMB. The teller provided the cash from her drawer. [He] took the cash and stated, "If you say anything to the cops, you're going to get killed".[He] fled the bank on foot.
The task force suspects he's the same white or Hispanic guy who robbed a Citizens Bank branch at 420 Granite Ave. in Milton the same day. His description matches that of the suspect wanted for holding up the Codman Square bank in January.
Around 1:55 p.m. on March 6, a black man walked into the TD Bank branch at 391 Market St. in Brighton Center, told a teller he had a bomb and demanded money, the task force reports. He got money, then fled on foot.