- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) - Authorities in Massachusetts say a man charged with robbing a Southbridge bank was apparently unhappy when a teller gave him almost $3,000, twice insisting she give him more.

The Telegram & Gazette (https://bit.ly/1amjeK0 ) reports that Jeremy Bates, of Danielson, Connecticut, was held on $150,000 bail at his arraignment Wednesday in connection with Monday’s robbery of a Santander Bank branch. Bates pleaded not guilty to larceny and armed robbery.

Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Bates said he had a gun. When a teller gave him cash, she was told it wasn’t enough. When the woman said she didn’t have any more at her station, he again demanded more. A manager eventually went to the vault for more money.

Bates’ court-appointed attorney sought lower bail, saying he has strong ties to the area.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), https://www.telegram.com

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