Pittsfield Police: Bank robber had accomplice who drove getaway car


PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield Police say the man who robbed the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank on Dalton Avenue on Monday afternoon had an accomplice who drove the getaway car, described as a red sports car. On Thursday, police released a photograph of the vehicle.

According to police, a white male in his late 30s or 40s walked into the branch at 110 Dalton Ave. at 1 p.m. Monday, handed the teller a note, and was given a sum of money. No weapon was displayed, according to police.

He then fled on foot behind the Angelina's Sub Shop and then down Dartmouth Street in the direction of Tyler Street Extension where he was picked up by someone in a red sports car. The car's make and model are undetermined.

The car then headed in the direction of the Coltsville Shopping Center on Merrill Road.

The bank robber is described by police as being 5-feet-8 and about 220 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and a yellow T-shirt with the clothing company logo, "Pelle, Pelle," on the front. He was also wearing a tan cap and black rectangular-framed glasses.

Police do not have a description of the driver of the getaway car.

While no one was injured , some of the bank's employees were emotionally shaken, according to Pittsfield Co-op President and CEO Jay Anderson.

The amount of money taken is not being released, but according to Anderson, it wasn't a substantial sum.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau at (413) 449-9705.


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