FRPD captures Bank Branch Robbery Suspect

On September 15th, 2018 at approximately 12:40 pm Officers of the Fall River Police Departments Uniform Division responded to Bay Coast Bank 490 Robeson Street on a report of an unarmed robbery.


Upon arrival, Officer Amy Robinson was informed that a male had entered the bank, approached the counter and called a teller over. The suspect threw a crumbled piece of paper at her that directed her to give all the big bills. Upon receiving a small sum of cash, the suspect, described as a white male, wearing a red and white hat, a red sweatshirt, and wearing clear plastic gloves on his hands, fled from the bank headed north on Robeson Street.


Uniformed officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Detectives from the Major Crimes Division were notified and responded. Crime Scene Unit Detectives processed the scene and collected physical evidence which included the note and surveillance photos.


Detective Derek Beaulieu of the Major Crimes Division was assigned the case and obtained the full surveillance video from Bay Coast Bank. With that as a base, wanted poster were created and circulated to Law enforcement Agencies. 


Shortly after the photos were circulated Det. Beaulieu received a tip identifying the male in the photo as Joshua R. Infantino age 30. Det. Beaulieu with the assistance of Detectives Dwaine Cabeceiras, Matt Rezendes, Moses Pereira, and Luis Vertentes gathered information about Infantino which lead to a basement apartment at 722 North Main Street Fall River.


Detectives Dwaine Cabeceiras, Matt Rezendes, Moses Pereira, and Luis Vertentes were able locate and take Joshua R. Infantino into custody without incident.

Joshua R. Infantino age 30 with a last known address of 722 North Main Street Fall River was placed under arrest on a charge of Unarmed Robbery. Infantino is due to appear in Second District Court 186 South Main Street today.