For Immediate Release: 10/9/2019 8:30 pm
On October 9th, 2019 at about 11:25 AM, Worcester Police were dispatched to Webster Five Bank at 266 Chandler St for an attempted armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers spoke with employees and witnesses, who said that a female had walked up to a teller and attempted to rob the bank. The female claimed to have a weapon and demanded that the employees put their hands in the air. The female ended up walking out of the bank into the Antonio’s Pizza parking lot and getting into a light green Subaru wagon with a male driver. The male and female drove away.
After a brief investigation, officers identified the pair as Linda Cook, forty-years-old of Worcester, and Christopher Mara, thirty-six-years-old of Worcester. Both of them had previous active warrants for their arrest. Dispatch issued a BOLO, and the green Subaru was located at the intersection of Grand St and Canterbury St. Both Ms. Cook and Mr. Mara were in the vehicle, and they were placed under arrest for Attempted Armed Robbery and for their warrants. They will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.