Pittsfield Man Arrested After Berkshire Bank Robbery

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PITTSFIELD, Mass.— The Pittsfield Police released a statement late Wednesday night indicating that they arrested Louis Hoffman in connection to the Berkshire Bank attempted robbery.
 
Hoffman, 32 of Pittsfield, was taken into custody and charged with crimes related to the robbery. He is expected to be arraigned Thursday, Dec. 1, at Pittsfield District Court.
 
On Wednesday, Nov. 30 at approximately 09:21 AM, Pittsfield Police Officers were dispatched to Berkshire Bank at 66 West Street for a hold-up alarm. 
 
Information from dispatch was that a robbery was in progress. 
 
According to witnesses at the scene, the suspect was described as a white male that wore a brown hat, black jacket, jeans, mask, and sunglasses. 
 
The suspect had passed a handwritten note demanding money. The suspect fled the scene and headed towards the McKay Street parking deck. 
 
No cash was taken, no injuries were reported and no weapon was displayed.
 

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Pittsfield Man Arrested For Drug Trafficking

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Robert Brady, age 40 of Pittsfield was arrested for the distribution of cocaine following an investigation conducted by Officer Brennon Stockton and members of the Pittsfield Police Department.
 
As part of the investigation, Pittsfield Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on Feb. 2, at South St. in Pittsfield, Brady was found to have three bags of cocaine, $506.00 of cash, and a key for room 110 at the Knights Inn located in Lenox.
 
The Pittsfield Police Department subsequently executed a search warrant in Lenox at the Knights Inn where two additional bags of cocaine amounting to 93 grams with a street value of $9300.00 were discovered in addition to packaging materials, a digital scale, and two cell phones.
 
Brady has been charged with Drug Trafficking 36-100 grams of a class B substance (Crack-cocaine) He was held on $100,000 bail on this matter. His bail was revoked and then held without the right to bail due to a previous charge of distribution of cocaine subsequent offense on Nov. 4, 2022, which is pending. 
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