East Boston Savings Bank in South Boston was robbed Friday morning.
The bank at 708 East Broadway was robbed at 8:44 a.m. Friday, March 4, Boston Police Department spokesperson Myesha Henderson confirmed. A District C-6 detective alerted South Boston Online, a neighboring business, around 9:30 a.m. that the bank had been robbed.
The suspect, a male in a black hooded sweatshirt with a mask, according to Henderson, passed a note to a teller.
The suspect left the bank on foot, according to the detective, and was headed west on Broadway.
As of about 10:20 a.m., police were still searching for the suspect.
The robbery occurred shortly after the bank’s opening. According to its website, the bank opens at 8:30 a.m.
This was not the first bank robbery in South Boston this week. On Saturday, Feb. 27, East Boston Savings Bank at 430 West Broadway was robbed at 9:27 a.m., Henderson said. That branch, according to the bank’s website, opens at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.
There are two suspects involved in this robbery, both men, she said. One was wearing a baseball hat, gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans, and the other was dressed all in black. They did not show weapons, Henderson said, and left with an undetermined amount.
“There’s no indication that they’re related. They’re both active and ongoing,” Henderson said of the two robberies.
Boston Police headquarters did not have additional information about Friday morning’s robbery at the time, such as whether the suspect was the only person involved.
South Boston Online will update this story when more information becomes available. (This story was updated at 11:55 a.m. Friday to include information about the Feb. 27 incident.)