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Suspect Allegedly Robbed RTN Credit Union And Escaped In ... A Cab?

Nov 04, 2015 12:46AM ● By Bill Gilman

Daniel S. Doyle.

A 38-year-old Somerville man was arraigned in Lowell District Court Tuesday morning, in connection with robbing a Tewksbury bank on Monday.

Daniel S. Doyle, 286A Summer St., Somerville, was charged with the unarmed robbery of RTN Federal Credit Union, 345 Main St.

According to Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, the incident began, Monday morning, when officers responded to the RTN Federal Credit Union, for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.  The male bank robbery suspect (who passed a note to the teller) had fled the area on foot prior to the arrival of officers.  

Detectives viewed surveillance video from the surrounding businesses (specifically the Wal-Mart and the Motel 6) and were able to track the suspect’s movements from the credit union to a room at the Motel 6. The surveillance footage also showed the suspect and a female leaving the room and entering a “Yellow Cab” taxi in front of the Motel 6 before officers arrived.

The taxi service was contacted and detectives learned the suspects had been dropped off at an address in Lawrence.  Tewksbury Detectives then contacted the Lawrence Police Department and advised them of the robbery investigation and provided a description of the suspects and the  location they were recently dropped off at.

A short time later, Lawrence Police announced they had arrested a female and a male for “Trespassing on Railroad Property” in their city.  The man was positively identified as Daniel S. Doyle,, the suspect in the RTN Credit Union Robbery.

"This was a textbook display of collaboration amongst all of the Tewksbury and Lawrence Police Officers involved in the incident," said Sheehan. "I am extremely proud of the work collectively performed by all my Officers working at the time of this robbery."

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov  



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