A Tip From A Cabbie Aides Police In Arrest Of Suspected Bank Robber
Search dogs, surveillance video and a cab driver led to the arrest of a Lee man suspected of robbing the Berkshire Bank branch on Elm Street Monday morning in Pittsfield.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that 37-year old Christopher Rock is alleged to have fled the bank with about $2,000 in cash after demanding money from one of the tellers. He is being held without bail.
Police were dispatched to the Elm Street branch of Berkshire Bank about shortly before 11 am for a report of a robbery. Police said the incident was recorded on surveillance cameras, and they were able to get a description of the suspect.
Police received a tip from a taxi driver who said they picked up a man on Superior Street and had received a call for the ride just after the robbery took place. The driver dropped off his fare at Madison Avenue and Seymour Street. The driver told police the man appeared to be nervous and was in a hurry.