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Pair To Be Charged in Waltham/Arlington Bank Robberies

The pair allegedly attempted to flee State Police, but were caught in car stolen from Watertown.

Two individuals will face charges for allegedly robbing banks in Waltham and Arlington on Jan. 8, according to State Police. 

Andrea Koutis, 30, of Arlington and Erik Stout, 35, of Somerville, will face charges for allegedly robbing the East Cambridge Savings Bank in Arlington and the Sovereign Bank on Trapelo Road in Waltham, according to State Police. They are also facing charges for attempting to flee State Police later in the day.

Investigators discovered evidence indicating the pair robbed the Arlington bank at around 4:15 p.m. and robbed the Waltham bank approximately 20 minutes later.

At around 4:54 p.m. a State Trooper, acting on a stolen car alert from Watertown Police, attempted to stop the car Koutis was driving on Soldier’s Field Road in Boston. Stout was a passenger in the car. The pair attempted to flee the trooper but the officer eventually stopped the car at the intersection of Western Avenue and Teleford Street.

Investigators quickly noticed the pair matched descriptions given for suspects in the robberies and discovered $7,000 in cash in the car, according to State Police. Police arrested the pair and held them on $100,000 cash bail.

In the Waltham robbery, one suspect allegedly entered the bank and said he had an automatic firearm, but never displayed such a weapon, according to Waltham Police Sgt. Joseph Guigno. 

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the pair will likely be arraigned on charges for receiving a stolen motor vehicle and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at Brighton District Court on Jan. 9 stemming from their arrest on Soldier's Field Road.

State Police referred questions about the pair's pending arraignment for the bank robbery charges to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. 

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