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Billerica Man Charged with Arlington Bank Robberies

September 20, 2018

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ARLINGTON -- A Billerica 43-year-old man has been charged in connection with two robberies at the same Arlington bank in the last five weeks, according to police.

William Baro II was arrested Wednesday at his home in Billerica, and charged with two counts of unarmed robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime.

He’s accused of robbing the Winchester Savings Bank on Medford Street in Arlington twice -- on Aug. 14 and Sept. 11.

A tip received by the Arlington Police Criminal Investigation Bureau ultimately led detectives to Baro, who was arrested Wednesday without incident at his home in Billerica by the Billerica Police Department, members of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Arlington Police detectives.

“This case is an excellent example of detectives building a case using the evidence obtained and following up on promising leads until there is a result,” Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said in a statement. “I am very pleased that these two brazen daytime robberies have been solved, and a dangerous felon has been apprehended.

“I would also like to acknowledge the employees, including tellers and security officials at Winchester Savings Bank, who had to endure successive robberies this summer,” he added. “They remained calm at all times and followed the proper protocols during the robberies and afterward working with police. They have been excellent partners during this investigation.”

Baro is known to police. The investigation remains ongoing, and there may be additional charges.

Baro was brought to the Arlington Police Department and held overnight on $100,040 cash bail pending arraignment Thursday at Cambridge District Court in Medford.

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