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Bank Robber's Note Informs Teller 'Hurry Up and No One Gets Hurt'

An excerpt from the WPD police log. The following arrest information was supplied by the Woburn Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Woburn Police took a variety of calls in recent days.
Woburn Police took a variety of calls in recent days.
The following is an excerpt from the Woburn Police Department log. Please note that this is a sampling of activity in the log, not a complete account.

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Police reports from bank robberies on Thursday, Dec. 12, shed light on what appear to be unrelated incidents.

First at 12:53 p.m., officers were called to 355 Main Street where a white male about 5'9" tall wearing a grey sweatshirt passed a note that mentioned a weapon. The man left the bank with about $5,500 in cash, according to police.

After a search for the man, who was later determined by police to be Winthrop resident Dennis Stack, officers took a statement from the bank teller.

According to the teller, the note said "Do not break eye contact with me, I am armed." The teller told police that Stack then allegedly said, "I'm serious about this. Do not break eye contact with me" before telling her to wait five minutes before doing anything.

Stack was arrested later in the day, and is also suspected in a Wakefield attempted robbery. 

In an unrelated incident, Woburn Police were called to Elm Street at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday for a report of another bank robbery.

According to the police report, a man approached the teller and handed her a note that said something to the effect of, "Give me all the 100s, 50s, and 20s. This isn't a joke. No dye packs. Hurry up and no one gets hurt."

The teller said the man took the money and left the store. He was described as about 25 years old, white, 5'8" tall with a full beard and brownish hair. He was wearing a baseball cap during the incident.

Police were able to obtain a photo of the suspect through the Citizens Bank corporate office, and also found him on video surveillance in the store. The man was in the store for a total of two minutes, according to the video.

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