Serial Robber Bagged After Hitting Pawtucket CU

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – When law enforcement came calling at the Providence Marriott hotel, looking for an alleged bank robber, he was not in his room, but out pulling another heist at Pawtucket CU, according to authorities.

So officers settled for arresting his girlfriend, and then went outside to lay in wait, with photos of their suspect in hand.

At about 10:30 a.m. Monday, Thomas Flannery, 36, was arrested at the front door of the Marriott, after returning from what the police call “a note job” at the credit union in nearby Pawtucket, one of some five armed robberies committed by the suspect over a 19-day period.

The case came to a head after a man wearing dark clothing, black glasses, white hat and black gloves walked into the credit union at about 10 a.m. and gave a female teller a note written on cardboard, according to the FBI. The note said, “No alarms. No dye packs. No trouble. Fast & quiet. 50s 100s 20s. Loose bills no big bands.” The robber got his money – $1,200 to $1,600.

Later, when he was captured, Flannery was carrying the cardboard note.


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