Barnstable police nab bank robber after intensive search

Barnstable police nab bank robber after intensive search

Adam Jenkins, under arrest for armed robbery and a variety of other charges. BPD booking photo.

HYANNIS - Friday Barnstable police officers responded to a reported armed robbery at the Cape Cod Five Savings Bank on Route 28 in Hyannis. According to a Barnstable police release, a man entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding cash and claiming he had a bomb. 

Court reports reveal the note read,"This is a robary no die packs no gps or everyone dies I have a bomb strapped to my self all the money" (sic).  It is reported the suspect then told the teller, "you are being robbed, do not draw attention to yourself, do not pull the alarm." The teller handed over an unspecified amount of cash and the suspect fled the scene.

While reviewing the bank's surveillance video, officers identified the suspected bank robber as 22-yea-old Adam Jenkins of Yarmouth. Jenkins, according to police, is well known to officers and has a lengthy criminal record. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant from Barnstable District Court charging Jenkins with armed robbery.

Around 1 p.m. on Monday, officers located Jenkins on Sea Street in Hyannis. According to police, he was driving a stolen Ford van when the detectives attempted to stop him.  Jenkins refused to stop and a short vehicle pursuit began and ended when Jenkins jumped from the running van, abandoning it in the driveway of a Sea Street home.

Over the next five hours, according to police, officers and detectives searched for Jenkins on foot through several Hyannis neighborhoods. At one point, Jenkins stole a bicycle and further elude police.  At 5:15 p.m., Jenkins was seen in the area of Barnstable Road and Winter Street in Hyannis. After a one hour foot chase, he was found hiding under the porch of a business on Barnstable Road and placed under arrest.

Jenkins was transported to the Barnstable Police Station where he was processed and charged with armed robbery, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, larceny over $250, failure to stop for police and operating after revocation. Jenkins was arraigned in Barnstable District Court Tuesday.  

According to police, Jenkins is the suspect in several other area crimes and additional charges are expected. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on