• 'Brim Beanie Bandit' hits Stoughton bank for second time


    STOUGHTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The FBI believes a bank robber dubbed the "Brim Beanie Bandit" hit a Stoughton bank for the second time in less than a month.

    The South Shore Savings Bank on Turnpike Street was robbed just after 9:30 a.m. Monday. A suspect donning a black brim beanie cap, black jacket, dark pants, and black gloves passed a note to the teller demanding money. He fled the bank on foot in an unknown direction.

    Investigators believe the same person robbed the bank on Dec. 13. They also believe he is behind three other robberies in Quincy, Needham, and Braintree, as well as an attempted robbery in Dorchester.

    The suspect has already been linked to the following crimes:

    - Attempted robbery at Bank of America, 740 Gallivan Blvd., Dorchester, Mass., on Dec. 10 at 10:56 a.m.
    - Robbery at TD Bank, 516 Adams St., Quincy, Mass., on Dec. 10 at 11:25 a.m.
    - Robbery at South Shore Bank, 1538 Turnpike St., Stoughton, Mass., on Dec. 13 at 10:40 a.m.
    - Robbery at TD Bank, 95 Highland Ave., Needham, Mass., on Dec. 19 at 11:37 a.m.
    - Robbery at Braintree Cooperative Bank, 1010 Washington St., Braintree, Mass., on Dec. 23 at 3 p.m.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI's Boston Division at 617-742-5533 or Stoughton police at 781-344-2424. The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

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