Convicted bank robber charged with credit-union holdup

A man who only recently got out of jail for robbing banks was charged with holding up a Dorchester credit union last week after police matched fingerprints found on the demand note with his, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

Perry Learning, a.k.a. Perry Hamilton, 28, was arraigned on Tuesday in Dorchester District Court on the charge of holding up the Members Plus Credit Union, 494 Gallivan Blvd. on Nov. 25. He was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail, the DA's office reports.

Learning allegedly handed a teller a note reading "You have two minutes – give me all the $20's, $50's, $100's - no dye - no bag - don't be foolish." After getting cash, he fled through a rear door, according to the DA's office.

Learning, who had bank-robbery convictions on his record from Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties, found him near the intersection of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue on Nov. 30 and arrested him. He's due back in court on Dec. 23.

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