3 arrested in Weymouth bank robbery
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- Two men and a woman were arrested after police say the men robbed a bank in Weymouth Wednesday morning.
When Bob Macleod walked into his neighborhood bank Wednesday morning -- he had no idea he was walking straight into danger.
“He put the gun up to my face and he said ‘come with me’,” said Macleod.
Weymouth police say 42-year-old Robert Bruttaniti and 24-year-old Ernest Brockington went into the South Shore Savings Bank just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, carrying guns and wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts.
Bank staff and witnesses told police the duo took off in a Jeep, and police say they left behind a trail.
“We recovered a bunch of clothing that had been discarded out the window of the vehicles. The gray hooded sweatshirts, black hooded sweatshirts, masks, some gloves,” said Sergeant John Concannon.
The two suspects were spotted in Braintree -- and police followed them into Holbrook, then Brockton. That's when police say Brockington tried to escape.
“While the vehicle was going down the street at approximately 20 mph, the passenger in the Jeep bailed out of the vehicle with the money which was in a pillow case,” said Sergeant Concannon.
Police caught up with Brockington while Bruttaniti, police say, kept driving until he crashed into a stop sign.
“When stopped, he just kind of screeched the breaks on the corner across the street,” said Patrick Heath, a witness.
Police found the suspect hiding behind a vacant yellow house.
“I’m just glad I got out of there without getting shot,” Macleod said.
Police later arrested a third suspect, whose car the two men had used to get away.