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Cops: Taunton man robbed two banks in 15 minutes

An elderly Taunton man was arrested and charged with robbing two banks just 15 minutes apart, police said.

The man who allegedly assaulted a woman on Valentine's Day in the North End was apprehended by police on Monday. (metro file photo) A man is handcuffed. (metro file photo)

An elderly Taunton man apparently still has some spring in his step as he allegedly robbed two banks within 15 minutes, police said.

Robert Augustine, 67, was arrested after the robberies at his public housing apartment, according to the Taunton Daily Gazette.

Authorities allege that Augustine presented a note to a teller and robbed an Eastern Bank in Taunton at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. About 15 minutes later in Raynham, a man matching Augustine's description passed a note to a teller and robbed a Santander Bank.

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A Taunton police officer monitoring a bank later on Saturday noticed a man, Augustine, matching the description. After an investigation, police charged Augustine.

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