On Saturday April 26, 2008 police made two arrests in connection with the bank robbery at Watertown Savings Bank, 739 Main Street, on Friday April 25th. Watertown Police Detectives reviewed the surveillance photos and were able to identify the suspect as former Watertown resident Christopher Grace. Police discovered that Grace had an outstanding warrant for threats out of Lowell District Court.
With the assistance of Belmont Police, Cambridge Police, Somerville Police and members of the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force, Grace and the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped inside the Cambridge Galleria Mall parking garage. Grace was placed under arrest for the warrant. The vehicle was operated by Taralee Garvin. Located on the floor of the vehicle was a .38 caliber handgun. Grace and Garvin were both charged by Cambridge Police for carrying a firearm without a license and leaving a firearm in a vehicle.
Detectives interviewed the suspects who confessed to the Watertown Savings Bank robbery as well as other bank robberies in Belmont, Medford and Dallas Texas. Grace and Garvin will be charged with unarmed robbery for the Watertown Savings Bank robbery. Garvin drove Grace to and from this bank robbery.
Suspect #1: Christopher Grace, 31 Patterson Road Shirley, MA, 35 years old.
Suspect #2: Taralee Garvin, 10 Cambridge Street Belmont, MA, 22 years old.