Alleged Would-Be Bank Robber Arraigned

The suspect in an attempted bank robbery was arraigned Friday in Boston.

Fifty-one-year-old Richard Cassano is accused of trying to rob the City of Boston Credit Union Thursday in West Roxbury.

Police say a detail officer foiled the attempt when she refused to surrender her firearm to the suspect.

She grabbed the suspect and his shopping bag, fearing a weapon could be inside, and chased him out of the credit union. He was apprehended in front of a nearby restaurant in a red sedan.

Cassano, a Dorchester resident, was ordered held on $75,000 bail.

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