According to CBS 12 in Providence, police arrested a Dartmouth man accused of robbing a bank in New Bedford earlier this week. The 47 year old Mark Demelo was taken into custody just hours after walking into the Taunton Federal Credit Union on Rockdale Avenue Monday where Demelo walked up to a teller inside the bank and demanded money, leaving the bank with the cash and took off running. Investigators were able to identify Demelo as the suspect and he was taken into custody in Dartmouth later that same day.
Demelo was charged with unarmed robbery, resisting arrest, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer and putting fear in a person for stealing. Police stated Demelo has an extensive history that includes previous convictions for similar offenses.