Berlin Police announce an arrest of “extremely dangerous” alleged bank robber

BERLIN, MA (WHDH) — Berlin Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a bank robbery and chase that shut down parts of town on Sunday.

According to the Westborough Police, an officer was on Route 9 on Wednesday in search of a suspect involved in an armed robbery in West Boylston and a subsequent chase in Berlin.

The officer says he saw the suspect inside a vehicle in a parking lot of an Extra Mart and was able to take the suspect into custody after a minor scuffle.

The suspect was identified as Matthew Alden, 22, of Hudson.

Massachusetts State Police had put an active police search in place in Berlin as they searched for an alleged bank robber.

The search started on Sunday afternoon. Two officers were injured during the search, but both are expected to be fine.

In a Facebook post, police asked all residents, and their pets, to go and remain indoors.

Officials said Alden allegedly robbed a bank in West Boylston and got away.

Officers spotted Alden on a stolen motorcycle a few towns away. A chase began in Marlborough but police had to stop it because speeds were so fast.

Police say they then spotted Alden at a gas station but escaped out the back door before they arrived.

Along with the alleged bank robbery, Alden is also believed to have stolen a motorcycle and robbed a home full of weapons.

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