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The Salisbury Bank office at 210 Main Street in Great Barrington where a robber got away with a small amount of cash this afternoon. There were no injuries.

Salisbury Bank robbed; thief escapes with ‘small’ amount of cash

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By Monday, Feb 13, 2017 News 4

Editor’s note: this article has been updated with additional information received from Great Barrington Police on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Great Barrington —Great Barrington Police Chief William Walsh said today his department had issued an arrest warrant for an alleged bank robbery suspect who robbed Salisbury Bank & Trust Co. 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 hoodie 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.”

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

GBPD Sgt. Adam Carlotto, left, and Chief William Walsh responded to the robbery of the Salisbury Bank. Photo: Heather Bellow

GBPD Sgt. Adam Carlotto, left, and Chief William Walsh responded to the robbery of the Salisbury Bank. Photo: Heather Bellow

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

Helping the GBPD with the investigation is also 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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  1. Don Marcus says:

    How did the perp pull off the robbery without a weapon?

  2. lolacola says:

    This is a very easy bank to rob. Anyone can walk behind the teller counter. It’s not like the old fashioned wall of tellers that
    some banks still use. He was lucky when he pulled out onto Main Street, usually no one lets you out of a side street or parking lot these

  3. Ward Belcher says:

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    The article on the Immigrant community is relevant for all of us ……… Ward

  4. Ward Belcher says:

    Yep ……. That’s my email ………..

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