TD Bank Robbed by Bearded Bandit

A man fitting the description of the 'Bearded Bandit' being sought by numerous police departments robbed the TD Bank in Barrington around 6 pm.

A man fitting the description of the “Bearded Bandit” robbed TD Bank of Barrington of an undisclosed amount of cash around 6 pm today, Sept. 11.

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said the man walked into the bank and passed a note and a bag to a teller. She placed money in the bag and he walked out of the bank and away from the building on foot.

It is not known in which direction the bank robber fled, LaCross said.

The bandit did not indicate he had a gun or any other weapon, the police chief said. No one was injured. Police responded in minutes.

The bearded man was described as a white male in his 30s, about 5’7” to 5’10” tall with a full beard and wearing a blue knit cap and a brown long sleeve hooded sweat shirt.

His appearance and the robbery fits very closely the modus operandi of the robber of six other bank robberies in Rhode Island and Massachusetts over the past few months, including the Bank of America in Barrington in late July, LaCross said.

LaCross said police officers were still canvassing the area around the bank, which sits at 231 County Road next door to Bank of America.

No one was hurt and the bandit was in and out of the bank in “seconds,” said the police chief.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Confidential Tip Line at 437-3933 or the Barrington Police Department at 437-3930.



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