DOVER - Police say a Dover man on Friday walked the length of a football field from his Central Avenue residence to the Kennebunk Savings Bank, handed a teller a note demanding money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Less than four hours later he was in custody after a police investigation revealed it was his image on surveillance tape. Police called him on the phone to let him know they were outside his apartment and he was under arrest.
Dover Police say the bizarre sequence of events began around 4:30 p.m. when a male wearing sunglasses, black pants, and a black sweatshirt entered the Kennebunk Savings branch at 701 Central Avenue and passed a note to the teller demanding cash. The man also showed the teller what appeared to be a firearm, police say.
No one was injured during the robbery and the suspect fled on foot.
Dover Police Department patrol officers, joined by a Dover Police canine, began searching the area around the bank.
After surveillance images of the suspect were produced a brief investigation showed the suspect to be Jose Reveras-Morales, 30, of 720 Central Ave., some 300 feet away from the bank.
Detectives then obtained a search warrant for Reveras-Morales' residence, contacted him on the phone and directed him out of the residence around 7:55 p.m., less than four hours after the robbery.
Reveras-Morales was arrested at Dover Police Headquarters and charged with one count of robbery, a Class A felony.
The suspect's apartment building is within sight of the bank that was robbed.
Reveras-Morales is being held at the Strafford County House of Correction on $100,000 cash bail.
He will be arraigned in Strafford County Superior Court on Monday.
New Hampshire State Police assisted in the case.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Dover Police 46 Chestnut St., Dover, N.H., 03820-3396 (603) 742-4646 FAX (603) 749-3956 Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. Chief of Police CITY OF DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT Department at 603-742-4646. Anonymous tips may be called into the Dover Crimeline at 603-749-6000. The Dover Crimeline can also be contacted via www.dovernhcrimeline.org.