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Another suspect arrested, charged by the feds



Another suspect has been arrested and charged by the feds in connection with last month’s armed bank robbery on Martha’s Vineyard, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Ramone Andre Clayton, 21, of Jamaica, is now the third person facing charges in relation to the alleged violent robbery at Rockland Trust Bank in Tisbury on Nov. 17.

Clayton was arrested on Friday in Connecticut, and was charged with one count of being an accessory after the fact to armed bank robbery. He will appear in Boston federal court at a later date.

Two other suspects, Miquel A. Jones and Omar Odion Johnson, were previously arrested and charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston. Jones and Johnson remain in state custody on related charges.

Police say that on the morning of Nov. 17, three masked and armed suspects forced their way into the rear door of the Rockland Trust Bank. All three individuals were wearing dark-colored clothing and white masks resembling an elderly man with exaggerated facial features.

According to witnesses, the suspects were each carrying what appeared to be semi-automatic handguns. The video surveillance also showed that one of the individuals was carrying what appeared to be a walkie-talkie.

Once inside the bank, one of the suspects allegedly held a gun to the head of one of the bank employees and forced him to open the bank’s vault.

The suspects are accused of taking about $39,100 from the vault, then bounding the employees with duct tape and plastic zip ties, and stealing an employee’s vehicle.

A short time after the robbery, the stolen car was located in a parking lot about 2.3 miles from the bank. The suspects had left the parking lot in another getaway vehicle, according to police.



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