Springfield Police arrest suspect in Cooley Street bank robbery

Richard Villeneuve
Richard Villeneuve(Springfield Police)
Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 2:53 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - One person is under arrest in connection with a bank robbery last week in Springfield.

Officers were called to TD Bank on the 400 block of Cooley Street around 4 p.m. Friday for a panic alarm after a suspect demanded cash from a teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that around 5:10 p.m., officers found the suspect, identified as 59-year-old Richard Villeneuve of Springfield, on the 0-100 block of Hudson Street and placed him under arrest. Investigators were able to recover the stolen money.

Villeneuve has been charged unarmed robbery.