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Massachusetts bank robbery suspect caught in Maine

December 22, 2014

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man wanted in connection with a pair of bank robberies in the Bay State has been captured in Maine.

South Portland police say they caught 25-year-old Michael Vangpa on Saturday.

The Lowell, Massachusetts, man is suspected of robbing a Bank of America branch in Lowell on Dec. 13 and a TD Bank branch in the city the next day.

In both, the robber claimed to have a gun, although no weapon was shown.

Vangpa is being held at Cumberland County Jail pending his arraignment in Maine on a fugitive from justice charge. It’s unclear when he will be returned to Massachusetts.

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