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MV Heist

  • Members of the Massachusetts state police, FBI, and New Haven Police Department say they were looking for the Jamaican-born suspect in a white Honda CRV with New Hampshire plates, when they stopped Omar Johnson, 39, and took him into custody. He is charged with being a fugitive from justice in connection with the armed robbery at a Martha’s Vineyard bank on November 17. Johnson is being held on $250,000 bail until his return to Massachusetts on Jan. 3, where he’ll face charges of masked, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a firearm.
  • A New Hampshire man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of a Martha's Vineyard bank on November 17th. Omar Johnson, 39, was arrested after a car stop in New Haven, Connecticut, at around 8pm on Friday evening, according to statement issued Saturday by the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office.
  • A suspect in the armed robbery on Martha’s Vineyard was arraigned this morning at Edgartown District Court. Miquel Jones, 30, is being charged with accessory after the fact. Police say he was driving a car that was likely involved in the robbery. An attorney representing him disputed the evidence as circumstantial.
  • Police from every Martha’s Vineyard town are collaborating with the FBI and state police to end the manhunt for three suspects who robbed a Vineyard Haven bank at gunpoint on Thursday. CAI’s Eve Zuckoff spoke with Edgartown Police Chief Bruce McNamee in an exclusive interview to learn more about the suspects, investigation, and what the public can do to keep safe.
  • “I was at a chief's meeting when I first saw the text that there was a robbery on the bank," said Falmouth Police Chief Ed Dunne. "I was thinking the thing I think you were all thinking: ‘ Really? You're on an island.’ But they did.”