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Alleged bank robber flees, tries to hide — in another bank

A man robbed a bank Tuesday morning in Littleton, then fled across the street and tried to hide — in another bank, ­police said.

Christopher Grannis, 25, of Littleton, was arrested just before noon Tuesday and charged with bank robbery, assault, and intimidating a witness, said Deputy Police Chief Matthew J. King. He said Grannis passed a note to a teller, who then handed him an undetermined amount of cash at the Northern Bank and Trust at 11:20 a.m.

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Grannis then fled across the street to Citizens Bank, where he was arrested by Littleton ­police five minutes later.

“The people in the [Citizens Bank] had a little surprise when members of the Police Department burst in there,” King said.

When officers brought ­Grannis back to the Northern Bank and Trust on Great Street to see if witnesses could identify him, Grannis saw the teller to whom he passed the note “and told her he’d kill her,” King said.

Littleton police had minor contact with Grannis previously, but “nothing serious,” King said.

A not guilty plea was ­entered for Grannis at arraignment in Ayer District Court Tuesday afternoon. The case was continued until Wednesday, a court clerk said.

Lauren Dezenski can be reached at lauren.dezenski@
globe.com.
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