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Quincy Scanner Tales: Woman robs Eastern Bank; phone scams

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  June 27, 2013 01:57 PM

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Quincy Police

Quincy police are seeking the public's help in finding a woman accused of robbing Quincy's Eastern Bank.

Police seek help in locating alleged bank robber

Quincy Police are looking for a woman accused of robbing an Eastern Bank.

According to police, the woman entered the Franklin Street bank at 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The teller put cash in an envelope while the woman allegedly told the teller “don’t try anything. There’s someone else.”

The woman went out the front door. According to the teller, the woman was no longer in sight once she got outside the bank; however, a grey SUV soon left the parking lot speeding west on Water Street.

Police said an undetermined amount of money was taken.

The woman was described as a white woman in her 40s, approximately 5’1”. She was heavy set and was wearing a gold-and-black Louis Vuitton head scarf, sunglasses, a long brown dress, and a pink and lime green shoulder bag.

The teller said the woman had an “Eastern European” accent. The woman never said she had a weapon.

Anyone with information in encouraged to call Det. Bill Monteith at 617-745-5767.

Police caution against scam calls
Quincy police are urging the public to be cautious as several people in the South Shore have reported receiving scam phone calls.

Typically, the caller informs the victim that a relative was in a car accident in a foreign country, and money needs to be sent to repair the car.

Residents have also reported callers who say a family member has been taken hostage while in another country.

For businesses, the caller claims to be from National Grid, and demands money be sent or the business’s power will immediately be shut off.

Often money is requested to be sent via Western Union.

Police said the calls have been reported in Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, Abington, Duxbury, and Plymouth, and urge residents to be cautious of such calls.

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