William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Randolph Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace reports that the Randolph Police Department has arrested a man who allegedly robbed a local bank this morning.
GERARD BURRELL JR., AGE 58, OF RANDOLPH was charged with one count of Armed Robbery.
Just before 10 a.m., Randolph Police responded to Eastern Bank, 35 Memorial Parkway, for a report of an armed robbery.
Upon arrival, officers learned that BURRELL stated he had a gun and demanded large bills. No weapon was shown. BURRELL fled on foot behind the bank, towards Warren Street (Route 139) with an undetermined amount of cash.
Randolph Police established a perimeter and conducted a search around the bank and surrounding areas. Detective Michael Tuitt and Officer Brian Flaherty located and arrested BURRELL at a neighboring McDonald’s (8 Highland Ave.).
BURRELL was positively identified as the alleged suspect through witness accounts.
“I’d like to commend each officer who responded to this morning’s incident for making quick work of this case,” Chief Pace said. “Additionally, I’d like to thank Detective Tuitt and Officer Flaherty for thinking outside the box during the search.”
BURRELL is being held at the Randolph Police Department pending his arraignment in Quincy District Court tomorrow.