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Six suspects arrested after Holyoke bank robbery

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HOLYOKE, MA (WSHM) -

Six people have been arrested after a bank robbery pursuit led Holyoke police into a nearby reported drug selling operation.

Police told us Monday afternoon James Cunha allegedly burst into First Niagara Bank at 378 High St. just after 1 p.m. threatening he had a bomb. He fled the scene with $2,000 into a nearby apartment building on Elm Street.

But a Holyoke officer working a road detail nearby saw the suspect and gave chase. Police arrested Cunha after they found him hiding in a dumpster outside 177 Elm St.

When officers followed Cunha into the building they came across five men, allegedly with a quantity of drugs. That's when they barricaded themselves in an apartment. State police were called in to get the men out. Inside police discovered large amounts of heroin and cocaine.

Cunha now faces charges of armed robbery and breaking and entering. The other five suspects face a slew of drug charges and played no role in the robbery. They are:

Beltran, Jose  27

Holyoke

B&E Daytime I/C Felony

Possession Class A (112 bags Heroin)

Possession Class A Intent to Distribute

Drug Violation Near a School

Possession Class B (5 bags Cocaine)

Possession Class B Intent to Distribute

Intimidation of a Witness

 

Torres, Luis Daniel 18

Holyoke

B&E Daytime I/C Felony

B&E Daytime I/C Felony

 

Martinez-Ten, Emannuel 22

Holyoke

B&E Daytime I/C Felony

B&E Daytime I/C Felony

 

Rodriguez, Vincente 20

Puerto Rico

B&E Daytime I/C Felony

B&E Daytime I/C Felony

 

Maldonado, Jose 18

Holyoke

B&E Daytime I/C Felony

B&E Daytime I/C Felony

 

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