Eastern Bank Robbed

A mustachioed and goateed robber knocked over Eastern Bank in busy Centre/South on Tuesday morning.

Boston Police report receiving a panic alarm from the 687 Centre St. bank at 10:12 a.m. A bank employee told officers a man walked into the bank and said he wanted to open an account. He tried to pass a note written on a legal-size envelope, but the teller couldn’t retrieve it, police report.

The man repeatedly told the teller, “Give me what’s in your hand, this is a robbery!” The teller saw the man reach into his waistband, though the bank employee never saw any weapon. He handed over money, though police withheld the exact amount.

The robber left on foot. Police couldn’t find anyone matching his description.

Bank employees describe the robber as being a slim black man about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and in his mid-20s. He looked to weigh about 125 pounds and his eyes were brown. In addition to the previously-mentioned goatee and mustache, he wore a multi-colored baseball cap, a white long-sleeved shirt and dark pants.

  • Monster

    I was just thinking that it had been a while since the Mt. Washington/East Boston branch had been robbed. Target moved south a few blocks, apparently.