Man pleads not guilty to Greenfield bank robbery


GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A 38-year-old Greenfield man has pleaded not guilty to masked armed robbery in connection with a bank holdup last week.

The Northwest District Attorney's office said Richard May was arraigned Thursday in Franklin Superior Court. He was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail.

Prosecutor Carrie Russell said at May's arraignment that a witness followed May after he allegedly robbed the Greenfield Cooperative Bank on March 13, and noted the license plate of his car. Russell said marked bills from the robbery, a ski mask and clothing matching that described by witnesses to the robbery were found at May's girlfriend's house.

The district attorney's office said more charges are expected. Police have said May also is a suspect in robberies Feb. 17 and March 3 at the TD Bank in Greenfield.