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Bank robbery, scare hit Wellesley

Bomb squads destroy 2 devices; Activities similar in 2 other towns

Police closed Route 16 in front of a Bank of America branch in Wellesley after a robbery. Below, a bomb squad used a robot to pick up the phone at a nearby Star Market. Law enforcement officials think the threat might have been a diversionary tactic. Police closed Route 16 in front of a Bank of America branch in Wellesley after a robbery. Below, a bomb squad used a robot to pick up the phone at a nearby Star Market. Law enforcement officials think the threat might have been a diversionary tactic. (Photos by wendy maeda/globe staff)
By Milton J. Valencia and Ben Terris
Globe Correspondent / March 27, 2009

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WELLESLEY - A bank was robbed at gunpoint, a supermarket and pharmacy were evacuated, and police found two suspicious devices in an afternoon of bedlam yesterday that brought the quiet community to a dramatic halt and raised fears that a serial bank robber had hit this affluent town west of Boston. (Full article: 814 words)

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