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Greenfield Bank Robbery Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

3-15 RICHARD MAY

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The man suspected in a string of Greenfield bank robberies has appeared before a judge.

38-year-old Richard May pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday in Franklin County Superior Court on one charge of masked armed robbery, in connection to the robbery of the Greenfield Cooperative Bank on March 13.  

May was arrested without incident in Holyoke by Holyoke Police and Mass. State Police Wednesday night.

Last week, Greenfield Police identified May as the suspect behind the Greenfield Cooperative robbery, along with the robbery of a TD Bank on Main Street on February 17 and March 3.

Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Carrie Russell says that a witness followed May after the March 13 robbery and was able to provide police with a description and the license plate of a car May was allegedly seen getting into.

Investigators later found marked bills from the robbery, a ski mask, and clothing matching those last seen worn by May in his girlfriend’s house, Russell added.

Mary Carey, spokesperson for Northwestern D.A. David Sullivan, notes that additional charges are expected.

May is being held on $500,000 cash bail and is due back in court on April 19.


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