WILMINGTON -- A man suspected of robbing banks in Billerica and Tewksbury Thursday morning was arrested in Wilmington while trying to rob a third, according to a statement from the Wilmington Police Department.
Daniel Diblasi, 59, of Billerica, was arrested after police say he pulled through the drive-through of Eastern Bank in Wilmington around noon on Thursday and attempted to rob it while Wilmington Police Officer Julie Pozzi pulled in behind him in a marked patrol car.
Pozzi recognized the suspect's vehicle from an alert that had been issued that morning, and called for backup. The suspect appeared to be robbing the bank when Pozzi pulled up, the statement said.
At around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Billerica Police had responded to a robbery at the Lowell Five Bank at 700 Boston Road.
"On arrival the bank reported an older white male suspect managed to obtain a sum of cash and fled the area in a red Ford Explorer," the statement said.
Tewksbury Police then responded to a reported robbery at Lowell Five Bank at 1775 Main St. at 11:21 a.m.
In both cases, the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash.
Evidence recovered from the scene appeared to connect the three robberies to Diblasi, police said.
Diblasi will be arraigned at Woburn District Court on charges related to the incident. Members of the Billerica, Tewksbury and Wilmington Police Departments are continuing to investigate.
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