Barnstable Police Arrest Two for Bank Robberies

Barnstable Police arrested a 38-year-old Mashpee man and his girlfriend for two bank robberies in Barnstable. Police believe an 11-month-old was with the couple at the time of the incidents.

Thursday afternoon members of the Barnstable Police Department responded to a reported bank robbery at the Eastern Bank on Route 28 in Marstons Mills. According to a BPD press release, a white male entered the bank and handed a teller a note saying he was robbing the bank. The man then fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

During an investigation of Thursday afternoon’s robbery, Barnstable Police Detective Valerie Hemmila found evidence linking 38-year-old Gerard T. Langley of Mashpee to the recent Bank of America robbery in Hyannis.

Within hours detectives located Langley driving on Cotuit Road in Mashpee. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Gerard T. Langley and his girlfriend, 33-year-old Lana M. Rogers of Mashpee, were followed to a Hess station where police arrested the pair without incident.

In the car with Langley and Rogers was an 11-month-old female. Police believe Rogers drove Langley to both robberies, each time with the child in tow. Investigators contacted The Department of Children and Family.

According to the Barnstable Police Department, Rogers and Langley confessed to both robberies in sworn statements. The couple will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court for two counts of armed robbery Friday.

sandy clam October 27, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Yes it is society that made the parents of that poor baby rob banks they had to to survive give me a break.
lulu October 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM
how about putting in an honest days work... to survive... like the rest of us. :)
Elaine October 31, 2012 at 01:09 PM
maybe he cant find a job, like millions of other people. Did you ever stop and think you are lucky you have a job.
sandy clam November 06, 2012 at 07:04 AM
Do you have even a tiny clue how dumb you sound painting this scumbag as a victim. He isn't out looking for work he is robbing banks for god sake cant you see that. You are exactly what is wrong with this country and the very reason that a fool like obama is in office. He has no job likely because he cant hold 1 for very long. The fact that some people like yourself are twisted in the head enough to think this was his only choice scares the sh!t out of me and you should think about all of the people in he same position that push on and don't rob banks and not try to paint this THIEF as a victim.W.T.F is wrong with you.
Charlene Harrison November 17, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Janice I understand what your saying, but other individuals on Patch.com doesn't & obviously robbing a bank, a person ect...isn't the answer to societies financial problems, I'm not making any excuses for what they did, but some people feel like they have no choice & they need to survive, but it's so sad that this occurred, especially now a days there are a lot of resources ect.. that help struggling families. The real victim in this is that poor little baby, kids get hurt the most when their parents decide to do negative things that adventually catch up to them!


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