The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force and the announced the arrest of alleged serial bank robber Johanna P. Quish, 45, of Dorchester, in Danvers at approximately 2 p.m. on Monday.
Quish allegedly robbed the Sovereign Bank branch located at 575 Boylston Street in Boston on April 13, 2012, according to an FBI release. Quish is being charged with a single count of unarmed bank robbery.
The FBI appealed to the public for information about a series of bank robberies in the Commonwealth. The arrest was a direct result of information obtained from a public tip.
Quish was placed under surveillance by the task force, located in Danvers, and was arrested following a car stop on Monday, by the Massachusetts State Police.
The arrest was based on a Massachusetts state warrant obtained by detectives from the Malden and Boston Police Departments, the FBI said.
The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is composed of personnel from the Somerville Police, Malden Police, Saugus Police, Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police, and FBI.