PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Police quickly foiled a bank robbery Saturday morning in downtown Providence after the bank teller slipped a GPS tracker in with the stolen money.
Adam Hanrahan, 33, of West Warwick, passed an assistant manager at TD Bank at 180 Westminster St. a note demanding money, police Commander Thomas Verdi said. The manager told officers that she made eye contact with Hanrahan after reading the note and that he told her to “Hurry Up," the police said.
She handed Hanrahan a bag with an undetermined amount of cash, a dye pack and a GPS tracker, according to the police. He fled on foot down Dorrance Street toward Kennedy Plaza and hailed a taxi that drove him to Dollar Tree at 1285 Reservoir Ave. in Cranston, Verdi said.
The Providence police broadcast Hanrahan's GPS location and officers from Providence and Cranston responded to the store, where Hanrahan was arrested inside, Verdi said.
The police also took the people Hanrahan was with into custody for questioning.
The police charged Hanrahan with second-degree robbery and he is expected to appear before a bail commissioner Sunday.