A manager at a Roxbury bank managed to delay a would-be robber on Saturday morning long enough to make him drop his plans and leave empty handed.
The manager at the Citizens Bank at 2343 Washington St. was in the process of counting money when she noticed a man hand a note written on a deposit slip that read “NO DYE PACK”. The bank manger realized that an attempted robbery was taking place and intervened, telling the suspect, “Hold on a minute. I just have to give (this money) to another teller.”
As the manager walked away, the suspect said, “I’ll that that, ma’am. Ma’am, come on. Come on!” The manager said she activated the alarm at approximately 11:36 a.m. and observed the suspect turn and walk out of the bank empty handed. She gave a description of the robber to police who broadcast the information over all channels. Officers from District B-2 in Roxbury observed an individual in the area of Lenox Street and Shawmut Avenue who fit the description. The suspect was stopped as positively identified as Marco Willis, 40, of Boston. He was arrested and charged with attempted robbery.
In a separate incident, a woman was arrested early Sunday morning after police received a call regarding a loud party at 28 Fleet Street.
Officers from District 1-A downtown responded to one of several calls received through Suffolk University’s “loud party phone line” at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning. When they arrived, officers said they could hear loud music coming from one apartment in the building and knocked on the door. They said there was no response for approximately 20 minutes before the door suddenly opened and a female yelled an obscenity and attempted to slam the door shut, hitting an officer in the shoulder. They woman then attempted to leave the apartment and reportedly stated, “I’m out of here, I’m a proud American.” Officers pursued and apprehended the suspect, who also stated that her mother was an attorney.
Officers discovered about 25 other individuals in the apartment, some of whom were attempting to hide. Some party-goers said the woman who was arrested told them to shut off the lights and keep the door closed. She also reportedly blocked the door physically so that no one could leave.
Dominque Demar, 21, of Colchester, Conn., was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (door) and resisting arrest.