State Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect In Peabody

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PEABODY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — State troopers arrested a bank robbery suspect Wednesday who had been on the run since he allegedly robbed a bank in York, Maine on Monday, according to a statement from State Police.

The state police detained suspect Brandon Simmons after he was spotted at the Homewood Suites hotel in Peabody right off of Route 1. They located Simmons after spotting the vehicle he was driving, that he allegedly stole, in the parking lot of the hotel.

When state police arrived at the hotel, they were able to arrest Simmons despite him reportedly putting up a struggle in an attempt to evade arrest. He had evaded arrest earlier when Danvers Police saw him driving and attempted to stop him. Simmons was fled the scene and avoided arrest then before being caught in Peabody.

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Simmons had been on the run after an incident in Salisbury on Monday when he was approached by a police officer who noticed a van that matched the description of the vehicle used in the robbery in York, according to Salisbury Police. When he approached the van, a struggle and a car chase with police ensued.

He was booked at state police barracks in Danvers and is scheduled to be arraigned in Newburyport District Court Wednesday for a prior robbery of a drug store in Newburyport on Saturday, the statement said. He will be summoned to Peabody District Court at a later date for charges related to Wednesday's incidents.

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