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Police issue warrant for suspected Salisbury bank robber

In a prepared statement, Walsh said the man was identified as Eric James Sheridan, 36, of Danielson, Connecticut, who walked into the bank at around 3:30 p.m. wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.
Police have issued a warrant for Eric James Sheridan, 36, of Danielson, Connecticut, for allegedly committing “unarmed bank robbery” at Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, 310 Main St. in Great Barrington on Monday afternoon.
Police have issued a warrant for Eric James Sheridan, 36, of Danielson, Connecticut, for allegedly committing “unarmed bank robbery” at Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, 310 Main St. in Great Barrington on Monday afternoon.

Great Barrington — Great Barrington Police Department Chief William Walsh said today his department had issued an arrest warrant for an alleged bank robbery suspect who robbed Salisbury Bank and Trust Company Monday, Feb. 13, before heading southbound in a red 2014 Fiat 500 with Rhode Island license plates.

In a prepared statement, Walsh said the man was identified as Eric James Sheridan, 36, of Danielson, Connecticut. Sheridan allegedly walked into the bank at around 3:30 p.m. wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses, Walsh added. Unarmed, Sheridan then passed a note to the teller and made away with “an undisclosed amount of cash.”

No one was hurt but Walsh further warned that, though the suspect committed an “unarmed bank robbery,” the public should still consider him “armed and dangerous.”

Suspect Eric James Sheridan fled in this 2014 Fiat 500 after allegedly robbing Salisbury Bank on Monday afternoon.
Suspect Eric James Sheridan fled in this 2014 Fiat 500 after allegedly robbing Salisbury Bank on Monday afternoon.

Police are now looking for a second suspect, possibly a passenger waiting in the Fiat, which was parked in the Salisbury Bank parking lot.

On Monday Walsh had described the robbery suspect as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, between 5’7″ and 5’9,″ “with a thin build, weighing around 150 pounds.”

Helping the GBPD with the investigation is the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force, including Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Berkshire County district attorney’s office.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident or who may have seen anything suspicious in the area at the time of the robbery should immediately contact Great Barrington police at (413) 528-0306.

The Edge will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Heather Bellow can be reached at (413) 329-6871 or at hbellow@theberkshireedge.com.

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