Crime

The FBI Is Offering a $10,000 Reward for Info on the Somerville Bank Robber

A manhunt stretched into its third day for a man who allegedly robbed a Davis Square bank and shot at police.


On day three of the search for the alleged Somerville bank robber, police don’t even know his name. So now the FBI is offering a hefty reward for help.

The agency announced Thursday that “up to $10,000” is on the table for anyone who can identity a man accused of robbing the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank in Davis Square Wednesday. Police say he fired his gun inside the bank, and later shot at officers, before fleeing.

He has been described as a light-skinned man in his 30s standing 5-feet-10-inches tall, with a medium-heavy build, who was wearing a blue beanie, green camouflage Nike jacket, blue jeans, and black sneakers at the time of the robbery and fled on foot.

The alleged bank robber may not have made off with any cash. Footage from a security camera shows him sprinting down a sidewalk and colliding with a bystander, who shoved him and knocked a backpack containing money and a gun onto the ground. The bystander has since been identified and praised for springing to action.

Still, the suspect is being treated as potentially armed and dangerous.

“In the interest of public safety, we’re asking anyone with information about this individual and his whereabouts to contact us immediately,” Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division said in a statement. “What’s most concerning to us is this individual’s brazen and violent behavior. We hope this reward will incentivize anyone with information to reach out so we can put a stop to this criminal conduct and ensure those bringing violence to our communities are held accountable.”

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task force can be reached at 857-386-2000, and tips are also accepted online.