Chief Michael Murphy reports the North Reading Police Department has charged a man who allegedly robbed a local bank in August.
NICHOLAS O’NEIL, AGE 37, OF METHUEN, is charged with Unarmed Robbery.
On Aug. 25 at approximately 2:50 p.m., North Reading Police responded to Citizens Bank, 80 Main St., for a report of a bank robbery. Through a subsequent investigation, police determined that a suspect, later identified as O’NEIL, allegedly entered the bank and demanded money from the teller. No weapon was shown and he was given an undetermined amount of cash.
Police obtained a warrant for O’NEIL’s arrest on Monday, Sept. 21. He was taken into custody on Tuesday, Sept. 22 by the Tewksbury Police Department on an unrelated charge, in addition to the North Reading warrant.
O’NEIL is being held at the Tewksbury Police Department and is set to be arraigned on their charges at Lowell District Court tomorrow morning. He will be arraigned in Woburn District Court on a later date for his North Reading charges.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.