Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

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On October 7, Tewksbury Police Department sought and was issued a warrant for John Freni, 28, of 33 Broadway St, Malden, Ma for the robbery of the Eastern Bank (1800 Main Street) on October 1, 2013, at approximately 2:30 pm. An investigation revealed that the suspect in Tewksbury’s bank robbery matched the description of a suspect wanted in connection with similar robberies in Billerica, Wilmington, and Dracut.

A cooperative law enforcement investigation involving Detectives from Tewksbury Police Department and from the three other victim communities identified key evidence which led to the arrest warrant being issued by Lowell District Court.

Freni was located October 7, 2013, by the Everett Police Department after he allegedly committed another bank robbery at the Eastern Bank located at 738 Broadway in Everett. Tewksbury Police Department assisted Everett Police with affecting the arrest of Freni. Freni was taken to Everett Police Station where he was held without bail.

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373. If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to

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