Sun Staff Report

TEWKSBURY — Tewksbury police arrested a Dracut bank-robbery suspect after making a motor-vehicle stop Thursday morning.

Michael Dexter, 55, of Lowell, allegedly robbed the TD Bank at 1255 Bridge St. in Dracut at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to a press release, Dexter allegedly fled with an undisclosed amount of cash after demanding money from the bank teller. After an investigation, Tewksbury and Dracut police learned Dexter was staying at the Motel 6 in Tewksbury.

Tewksbury police made a motor-vehicle stop around 11 a.m. on I-495.

“Upon approaching the vehicle, police identified Dexter as a passenger and placed him under arrest,” a Dracut police press release stated. “Dexter was later released to Dracut police.”

According to the release, Dexter is being held by the Dracut Police Department pending his arraignment in Lowell District Court. Dexter was charged with unarmed robbery.

“The cooperative effort between the Dracut and Tewksbury Police Departments on this case was superb,” Dracut Police Chief Peter Bartlett said in the release. “Tewksbury Police Officer Robert Bjorkgren and his colleagues were able to quickly identify, locate and arrest this suspect. Thank you to the Tewksbury Police for their assistance.”