FBI Offering $10K Reward For Info On Somerville Bank Robber

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — With the suspect in the Wednesday morning Somerville bank robbery still at large, the FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

"We’re offering a reward up to $10K," the FBI's Boston office said in a tweet Thursday. "Call 857-386-2000 or email http://tips.fbi.gov."

The suspect, an as-yet-unidentified Hispanic man, robbed the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank in Davis Square around 9:57 a.m. Wednesday.

In a release with more photos and video, the FBI said he fired a shot into the ceiling, demanded money, and then exchanged gunfire with a Somerville Police officer who tried to interrupt the robbery.

During the robbery, he was wearing a hooded camoflage jacket with the Nike logo on it, a blue beanie, a dark glove on his left hand, blue jeans, black sneakers, and a black and red backpack.

A Good Samaritan tried to stop the man. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the bystander knocking a the backpack out of the suspect's hands as he ran from police.

Inside that backpack was a handgun, but Somerville Police believe the man may still be armed.

Despite a thorough door-to-door search in which heavily-armed SWAT teams searched nearby homes, offices, and rooftops, the man was not caught.

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