Chicopee police actively searching for bank robbery suspect

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee police are actively searching for an armed bank robbery suspect.

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk told 22News, the armed robbery happened at Peoples Bank on Memorial Drive just before 2:00 p.m.

Wilk said the suspect got away and headed toward Britton Street. The man was said to be wearing blue jeans, a gray hoodie, black jacket, and scarf at the time of the crime.

Photo: Chicopee Police Department

Chicopee police officers, and K9 units searched the area, but have not been able to locate the suspect.

Wilk told 22News as a precaution Fairview Elementary School was put into a “shelter in place.” A school resource officer was able to later dismiss students and staff.

Anyone who sees something suspicious, or can identify the man pictured above is asked to call the Chicopee Police Department at 413-594-1700. You can also use the Text a Tip Line and text SOLVE CHICOPEE to 274637.

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