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By adamg - 3/1/24 - 12:23 pm

Boston Police report a bystander who noticed red smoke pouring out of a woman's hoodie pocket held her in place until police could arrive to arrest her on charges she had just held up the Rockland Trust branch at 501 Southampton St. in South Boston around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/24 - 10:18 pm

A federal magistrate judge today ruled Wolf Fevrier of Roslindale both a potential threat to society and a flight risk and so ordered him held without bail during proceedings on charges he robbed the Rockland Trust branch on Centre Street in West Roxbury on Feb. 16. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/24 - 12:03 am
Suspect in Rockland Trust

Surveillance of suspect in Rockland Trust branch via FBI.

Suspect at Cooperative Bank

The FBI yesterday arrested a Roslindale man they say paid for an expensive shopping trip to the Walgreens on Centre Street in West Roxbury earlier this month by first robbing the Rockland Trust branch down the street - a week after he tried and failed to rob a Bank of America branch in Allston. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/24 - 10:57 am

A robber claiming he had a gun got away with $1,475 at the Rockland Trust branch at 1920 Centre St. in West Roxbury yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/23 - 4:45 pm
Realistic looking but fake assault rifle

Photo of replica assault rifle used in the robbery via US Attorney.

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Paul Whooten, 59, to seven years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to holding up a Rockland Trust branch on Truman Parkway with a realistic-looking replica assault rifle on Dec. 21, 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:57 pm

In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 3:37 pm

Rockland Trust announced today it's closing some of its retail offices, although some will remain open by appointment only. All branch drive-up windows remain open, the bank says.

By adamg - 2/29/20 - 11:51 am

Paul Whooten, 56, of Hyde Park, who likes to rob people with fake guns, was arraigned in US District Court in Boston yesterday on a count of armed bank robbery in his neighborhood in December, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 9:10 pm

Boston Police report that while Paul Whooten, 56, of Hyde Park, made it out of the Rockand Trust branch on Truman Parkway with money in a bag yesterday afternoon, neither he nor his alleged accomplice got far: Whooten was nabbed about a block away, near Cranmore Road, after he ran from the bank, while Richard Berger, 55, who drove away, was collared in Milton after getting caught in some traffic. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/19 - 6:45 pm
Two clocks, two different times in West Roxbury

Centre Street in West Roxbury has long had two digital clocks on either side of Centre Street - and they have almost never told the same time. Currently, people on the south side of the street are taking life easy, what with the slow time indicated on the Rockland Trust clock, while people on the north side of the street clearly are living a faster-paced, no doubt more stressful life, based on the fast time on the Hennigan Insurance clock.

By adamg - 4/17/16 - 7:28 pm

UPDATE: The bank reports online started coming back up for some users shortly after 9 p.m.; all customers should have access by tomorrow morning.

Rockland Trust reports its techs are working as hard as they can to get its Web site and online-banking service back online after it crashed last night. Without getting into the specifics of what went wrong, the bank adds:

This was not and is not a security issue. You're information and accounts are safe and secure.

Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/16 - 6:16 pm
Rockland Trust suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports this guy gave a note demanding money to a teller at the Rockland Trust branch at 1905 Centre St. yesterday, got some money, then fled on foot.

He's described as having a small build and wore a red Red Sox jacket.

If he looks familiar, contact Trooper Mike Hughes at 617-223-6426.

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