Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

October 16, 2013
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The Everett Police recently arrested a suspect in a bank robbery, which occurred at Eastern Bank, located 738 Broadway, on Monday October 7, 2013 at approximately 3:56 p.m.

Charged with one count of Unarmed Robbery and an unrelated arrest warrant was John Mathew Freni, age 28 of Malden.

On Monday October 7 at 3:56 p.m. Everett Police responded to Eastern Bank after a white male entered the bank, approached the teller and placed a note to the glass demanding money from the cash drawer. A witness to the robbery, observed the suspect leave the bank and enter a silver Saturn motor vehicle and leave the area. A partial Massachusetts License was given to the responding officers and a B.O.L.O. (Be On The Lookout) was broadcasted to surrounding police departments.

At this time information was received from the Massachusetts State Police along with Billerica Police Department, Tewksbury Police Department, Wilmington Police Department, Malden Police Department and the F.B.I. Bank Robbery Task Force identifying John Mathew Freni as a possible suspect in the Everett bank robbery.

The silver Saturn was located by Detective Richard Conner, of the Everett Police Department, on the Malden Everett line. Surveillance was established on a Malden address and detectives from Malden and Everett Police arrested the suspect without incident.

Clothing worn by the suspect and $960 U.S. currency was recovered from the scene of the arrest. Chief Steven A. Mazzie of the Everett Police Department praised the initial response of Everett officers and subsequent multi-jurisdictional information sharing which led to the prompt apprehension of Mr. Freni, who is also a suspect in multiple bank robberies.

“Our Police Department continues to strive to deliver the best services possible – to serve and protect every resident in our community,” states Mayor DeMaria, “I attribute the success to the EPD’s diligent work and through effective practices and policies, as well as continued communication and outreach to surrounding communities.”

All charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.