Weymouth: Police credit witness for foiling bank robbery

Weymouth police say an alert citizen prevented a bank robbery.

The citizen called police Friday afternoon to say a man wearing a mask had driven up to the South Shore Savings Bank on Washington Street.

The driver, identified as Ioannis Ladopoulos of Weymouth, saw police closing in and turned into a nearby apartment complex, where he was stopped.

Authorities say Ladopoulos was wearing a disguise, and had a note demanding money and indicating he had a bomb.

Ladopoulos is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Quincy District Court on charges including attempted robbery.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.