Thursday April 5, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- The woman police say robbed the Greylock Federal Credit Union on Elm Street and her getaway driver have been arrested, according to Pittsfield police.

Brenda Santos, 22, of Dedham, and Brandon Wood, 31, of Jason Street, Pittsfield, were arrested Wednesday by Brookline Police.

Boston.com reports that they were apprehended after Brookline authorities learned of their plans to rob two banks there on Wednesday. A third man, William Curtin, 26, of Dedham, was also arrested in that case.

According to Pittsfield Police, Santos is the woman who walked into the Greylock Federal Credit Union's Elm Street branch about 4:30 p.m. Friday, handed the teller a note, and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said she fled the scene on foot and made off in a car parked at the nearby Harry's Supermarket.

Santos and Wood are also being charged in connection with a bank robbery in Boston on Monday.


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In that robbery, Wood allegedly walked into the Eastern Bank on Dartmouth Street in the Back Bay neighborhood, passed the teller a note and made off with $2,000 in cash, according to various news accounts.

In the Pittsfield case, Santos is being charged with unarmed robbery, while Wood will be facing charges of being an accessory.

This story will be updated by The Eagle as developments warrant and additional information becomes available.