LOWELL – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor and Bedford Chief of Police Robert Bongiorno have announced that on November 27, 2017, Daniel Clark, 47, of Lowell, was arraigned in Lowell Superior Court on charges of unarmed robbery (2 counts), larceny over $250 (2 counts) and being a habitual offender in connection with two September 2017 bank robberies that occurred in Bedford and Lowell.
Judge Robert Ullmann set bail at $15,000 cash and ordered the defendant to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet and remain under house arrest. In addition, the defendant was held without bail pending a hearing to determine if he has violated terms of his probation. The next scheduled hearing in this case is December 21, 2017.
On September 19, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Lowell Police responded to a report of a bank robbery that had occurred on Rogers Street in Lowell. Upon arrival police were informed that the suspect had arrived at the bank wearing a surgical mask and approached the teller with a note asking for cash without dyes. The teller gave the suspect approximately $1,700 in cash before the suspect fled.
On September 20, at approximately 3:06 p.m., Bedford Police responded to a report of a bank robbery that had occurred on The Great Road in Bedford. Bedford Police spoke to a teller who stated that she had been passed a note by a suspect wearing a surgical mask demanding $20 and $50 bills. The suspect left with approximately $773.
Video surveillance provided with cooperation of Bedford businesses in the area of the robbery enabled authorities to allegedly identify a vehicle registered to the defendant leaving the scene of the Bedford robbery. The clothing allegedly worn by the defendant in surveillance footage from both banks was allegedly located in the defendant’s vehicle. The defendant was arrested at approximately 11:26 p.m. on September 20 in Lowell in connection with an open warrant for an unrelated offense.
Over the course of a joint investigation conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Lowell Police and Bedford Police the defendant was allegedly identified as the man responsible for both robberies. The defendant was arraigned in Concord District Court on November 7, 2017 and subsequently indicted and arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court on November 27, 2017
These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Clarence Brown.