Fall River police say surveillance footage from multiple cameras helped them to track down a teenager suspected of robbing a city bank, along with her alleged accomplice.
According to police, a young female entered the Bay Coast Bank branch on Troy Street Wednesday afternoon and handed one of the tellers a note demanding she be given money, or else she would “blow everything up and kill everybody.”
Police said the suspect ran off towards Troy Street after she was handed an undisclosed amount of cash.
Responding officers were told the suspect looked as if she was trying to conceal something during the robbery. They also learned she stood about 5-foot-6 and was wearing a dark blue Patriots sweater and black leggings.
Police said they began to canvass the area and located several surveillance cameras, and in reviewing the video were able to piece together the suspect’s path.
According to police, she was seen entering a dark-colored Toyota Camry along with another female. A different camera angle gave police the vehicle’s registration, which led them to a Mulberry Street home.
Police said they arrived to find the Camry parked in a rear yard and while the officers saw people inside the home, no one answered the door when they knocked.
The officers forced their way inside and as they spoke to the residents, the second female from the surveillance footage walked through the hallway wearing the same Patriots sweater.
Upon learning of a basement apartment, police said they made their way downstairs and a female wearing black leggings emerged from a bathroom, who was identified as the robbery suspect.
The girls, who have not been identified due to their ages – 14 and 15 years old – were arrested and charged with armed robbery.