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Braintree Cooperative Bank Robbery Suspect Identified

The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Braintree Cooperative Bank at 1010 Washington St. File photo.
Braintree Cooperative Bank at 1010 Washington St. File photo.
Braintree police will charge a Milton man in connection with a robbery at Braintree Cooperative Bank last month after he was pulled over near the South Shore Plaza and found with clothing matching the description of a suspect in several area bank robberies.

Daniel E. Cathcart, 45 of Milton, was identified positively from a photo array by a bank employee as the man who robbed Braintree Cooperative on Dec. 23, 2013, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.

Cathcart was also subsequently charged with robbing a bank in Stoughton. Braintree detectives sought a warrant for him, charging Cathcart with armed robbery and larceny over $250, Jenkins said.

Braintree Detective Stephen Wallace pulled over Cathcart on Jan. 16 after monitoring a broadcast from Norwell about a bank robbery. The vehicle suspected in that crime was a gold Acura SUV, which Wallace stopped near the Plaza.

Cathcart, the operator of the vehicle, was wearing headphones, was unable to produce a license and a computer check showed his license was expired, Jenkins said. 

"Cathcart was placed under arrest and charged with operating a motor vehicle while wearing headphones, operating with an expired driver's license and no license in possession," Jenkins said. 

"A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a black knit cap pulled over a red ball cap, similar to the headwear worn by the suspect in several area bank robberies."

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