Milton man arrested on Braintree and Stoughton bank robberies
A Milton man has been charged for the December robbery of the Braintree Cooperative Bank and the robbery of a Stoughton bank, Braintree police said Wednesday.
Police said an officer was monitoring the area of Five Corners on Jan. 16 after a bank robbery occurred in Norwell.
At approximately 1:50 p.m., the officer saw a vehicle fitting a description of the vehicle from the Norwell robbery and stopped the driver.
Police said the suspect was wearing headphones while driving and couldn’t produce a driver’s license. A computer query indicated that the suspect’s license was expired, police said.
Police placed Daniel E. Cathcart, 45, of Milton under arrest and charged him with operating a motor vehicle while wearing headphones, operating with an expired driver’s license, and no license in possession.
While searching the car, police found a black knit hat pulled over a red baseball hat, similar to headwear allegedly worn by a suspect in several area bank robberies.
Based on information provided by Braintree Police, the Stoughton Police charged Cathcart with a bank robbery in their community. He was held in Stoughton on those charges.
The next day, an employee from the Braintree Cooperative Bank positively identified the suspect from a photo array as the man who robbed the Braintree bank on Dec. 23.
According to witnesses in the Braintree bank, the suspect had claimed to have a weapon, and that he demanded money through a note before fleeing out the back door.
Braintree detectives have sought a warrant for Cathcart on charges of armed robbery and larceny over $250.
Police said they were called at approximately 11 a.m. after a man came in to the bank, showed a handgun, and demanded money.
The suspect was described as a black man, approximately 5’4”, and weighing approximately 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray flannel jacket, dirty white gloves with black lettering depicting “Max Hire,” jeans, a hooded sweatshirt, a gray hat, and a black scarf wrapped around his face.
The suspect took the money and fled out the back door, police said.
No one was injured in the robbery.