Police Arrest Suspect In Attempted Bank Robbery

By
Alex George
WOUB Staff Writer

Dateline
Updated Thu, Nov 1, 2012 4:58 pm

Police say a Dayton man is now in custody for attempting to rob a U.S. Bank in downtown Cambridge Thursday afternoon.

Captain Randy LePage of the Cambridge Police Department said the 48-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released, acted alone in the thwarted robbery.

Witnesses say the armed suspect, who had what is believed to be a fake bomb strapped to his waist, entered the bank at around 1:00 p.m. and demanded money from the tellers. They say a bank manager and teller were forced to help the man remove money from the bank's safe.

Officers took the suspect into custody when he attempted to leave the building through a rear exist.  

The Franklin County Bomb Squad was called to the scene to examine the possibly-explosive device around 3:00 Thursday afternoon.

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported at the scene.

Material in this article was contributed by AVC Communications in Cambridge, OH.

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