Bystanders Help Police Nab Robber

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Wednesday, February 21 2007 Feb 21, 2007 Wednesday, February 21, 2007 2:04:48 PM CST February 21, 2007 in News
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JOPLIN (AP)- Bystanders helped police nab one of two men suspected of robbing a Joplin bank on his getaway bicycle. Even before the masked men entered a U-M-B bank branch yesterday, police had been tipped off. A neighbor watched the bicycle-riding duo stop in front of his home and put on the ski masks. As the pair rode toward the bank, the neighbor phoned 9-1-1. Police said the robbers jumped across a counter inside the bank, shoved a teller away and began filling bags with cash from her drawer. They fled on their bicycles, but a customer followed them to an apartment complex where they approached a vehicle in the parking lot. One of them was arrested a few blocks away.

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