Police: Man robs bank, makes his getaway in a cab
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A Boston man charged with robbing a bank and making his getaway in a taxi is expected to be charged in two other bank robberies.
Leo Willwerth was held without bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to robbing a Peabody bank at about 2 p.m. Monday.
Police say the 31-year-old Willwerth claimed to have a bomb. After the teller handed him money he ran to a nearby mall and jumped in a cab with a woman.
With the help of the cab company, the vehicle was tracked to Boston and stopped at about 3:30 p.m.
The cab company says the driver was shaken but unharmed. The woman wasn’t charged.
State police say Willwerth will be charged with bank robberies in Boston on June 5 and 7. His lawyer didn’t comment.
This story has been corrected to show the suspect’s age is 31 not 32.