Two Arrested for Attempted Armed Bank Robbery in Worcester

by | Oct 9, 2019 | Headlines, Crime, News

WORCESTER – Two people from Worcester were arrested on Wednesday afternoon after attempting an armed robbery of a bank on Chandler St.

According to the Worcester Police Department [WPD], Linda Cook, 42, and Christopher Mara, 36, were arrested shortly after a BOLO was issued after the attempted robbery was reported. 

Around 11:25 AM, officers were dispatched to Webster Five Bank at 266 Chandler St for an attempted armed robbery.

When officers arrived, they spoke with several bank employees and witnesses. Officers learned that Cook had walked up to a bank teller and attempted to rob the bank. Cook told the teller that she had a weapon and demanded that the teller put her hands in the air. 

Cook then left the bank and got into a light green Subaru wagon parked at Antonio’s Pizza where Mara was waiting. They drove off.

According to the WPD, both Cook and Mara had previous active warrants out for their arrests.

The green Subaru was located at the intersection of Grand St and Canterbury St and Cook and Mara were placed under arrest for Attempted Armed Robbery and for their warrants.

They will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.

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