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Gloucester bank robbery suspect arrested in Lynn

LYNN — A 40-year-old man suspected of committing a bank robbery in Gloucester on Monday morning was arrested later in the day after police found him on a bus in Lynn.

Michael Robinson, of Gloucester, was arrested by Lynn Police on a courtesy booking and is being held on multiple probation violation arrest warrants out of Gloucester District Court. He was also charged with the robbery, police said.

Gloucester Police responded to the Institution for Savings bank on Parker Street at 9 a.m. on a report of a robbery. An investigation, which included video surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses, showed a suspect known to police, who was identified as Robinson, police said.

Robinson’s name was broadcast to law enforcement agencies in surrounding communities and to State Police.

Troopers from the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section were already searching for Robinson because he reportedly cut off a court-ordered ankle bracelet several days ago, and they had developed information that he was on the bus. He was on probation following a prison term for an Essex Superior Court conviction for kidnapping.

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