FAIRHAVEN — Lt. Kevin Kobza reports that the Fairhaven Police Department arrested and charged a man following a bank robbery on Wednesday afternoon.
KONSTANTIN GLADYSH, AGE 24, from WESTFIELD was charged with:
- Armed Robbery While Masked
- Larceny Over $1,200
- Larceny from a Building
GLADYSH also had an active warrant for larceny. He is expected to be arraigned Thursday, March 17, at New Bedford District Court.
At approximately 2 p.m., Fairhaven Police responded to Citizens Bank, located at 21 Fairhaven Commons Way, for a report of a bank robbery.
Upon arrival, officers spoke to bank employees who told them that a man walked into the bank and passed a note to a teller claiming to be armed and demanding cash. The man did not show a weapon.
The suspect, later identified as GLADYSH, allegedly fled the area toward Bridge Street with an undisclosed amount of money.
Through the subsequent investigation, it was determined that GLADYSH had fled into a wooded area on Bridge Street, near Elizabeth I. Hastings Middle School.
The school was placed into a lockdown out of an abundance of caution.
Several officers soon arrived on scene to establish a perimeter of the wooded area and search for GLADYSH, including officers from the Acushnet and Mattapoisett police departments, Bristol County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, and Massachusetts State Police.
After approximately 30 minutes, GLADYSH was located in the woods by the K9 unit and taken into custody without further incident.
Shortly after GLADYSH was placed under arrest the lockdown at the middle school was lifted.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
Lt. Kobza would like to thank the responding agencies who helped to quickly locate and apprehend the suspect.
“Thank you to our law enforcement partners who quickly came to provide assistance,” Lt. Kobza said. “Thankfully no one was hurt in this incident and we were able to place the suspect under arrest.”
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.