Thursday afternoon members of the Barnstable Police Department responded to a reported bank robbery at the Eastern Bank on Route 28 in Marstons Mills. According to a BPD press release, a white male entered the bank and handed a teller a note saying he was robbing the bank. The man then fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
During an investigation of Thursday afternoon’s robbery, Barnstable Police Detective Valerie Hemmila found evidence linking 38-year-old Gerard T. Langley of Mashpee to the recent Bank of America robbery in Hyannis.
Within hours detectives located Langley driving on Cotuit Road in Mashpee. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Gerard T. Langley and his girlfriend, 33-year-old Lana M. Rogers of Mashpee, were followed to a Hess station where police arrested the pair without incident.
In the car with Langley and Rogers was an 11-month-old female. Police believe Rogers drove Langley to both robberies, each time with the child in tow. Investigators contacted The Department of Children and Family.
According to the Barnstable Police Department, Rogers and Langley confessed to both robberies in sworn statements. The couple will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court for two counts of armed robbery Friday.