Wareham Police thwart attempted bank robbery
A 67-year-old man was arrested following an attempted robbery on Tuesday afternoon, after police received anonymous tips alerting them to the crime earlier that day.
Police notified Wareham banks about the tip and upped patrols. Officers were called to the Rockland Trust Bank located near Cranberry Plaza on Routes 6 and 28 at approximately 12:30 p.m. when a suspicious person was reported in the area.
The man, later identified as Robert Murphy of Cranberry Highway, entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding cash or else someone would be hurt. Wareham Detective Dean Decas was on the scene following the suspicious person report. Decas arrested Murphy without incident immediately after the note was handed over.
Murphy has been charged with unarmed assault with intent to rob. He is currently being held at the Wareham Police Department.