Man accused of robbing Pittsfield bank

Man accused of robbing Pittsfield bank

Man accused of robbing Pittsfield bank back in November.

A 51-year-old Massachusetts man is under arrest for allegedly robbing a Pittsfield bank last November.

Christopher Oliveri, of Milford, is accused of robbing the NBT Bank on Nov. 29. Police said he rented a white Nissan Pathfinder to travel to the bank. Oliveri allegedly entered the bank while masked, displayed a firearm and demanded cash.

Oliveri demanded that the tellers lock the bank, close the blinds and open the vault. He then ordered the tellers to sit on the floor and zip tied their hands, police said. Oliveri then allegedly removed cash from the vault and cash drawers of both of the tellers. Oliveri left nearly $144,000. 

The tellers were able to free themselves from the restraints and call 911. No injuries were reported.

The investigation linked Oliveri to the crime. An arrest warrant was issued on charges of armed and masked robbery and two counts of firearm-kidnapping.

Investigators saw Oliveri walking from his residence on Wednesday and followed him a short distance. They arrested him.

Police found a black revolver on his person, which was a different firearm than was used during the robbery. A search of his residence found evidence related to the bank robbery including clothing, equipment and bags, a firearm similar to the one used and cash totaling nearly $113,000. 

He was scheduled to be arraigned in Worcester District Court and then will be transported to Pittsfield District Court for additional charges. More charges are expected.