Monday, March 16, 2009

Central Bank Robbed - Suspect Gravely Wounded by Police

Police Officers responded to Central Bank at 2301 Independence Blvd this afternoon after the bank was robbedthe bank late Monday afternoon.

Police sources indicate that a lone gunman entered the bank at approximately 4:30 this afternoon and demanded cash from a teller. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police officers patroling nearby noticed the suspect and followed him south along Park Avenue toward Olive Park VIllage apartments. Officers noted that the suspect was changing clothes as he fled and at one point actually dropped the backpack that held the stolen cash. Police caught up with the suspect in a parking lot near 8th & Olive where, according to sources he confronted the officers, threatening to kill them. The suspect was shot by officers and transported to an area hospital where he was declared dead. The name of the suspect has not been released at this time. The officers involved are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

This is the second time in a week that the main branch of Central Bank has been held up. Last week, a suspect robbed the bank and was apprehended a short time later near Independence & Chestnut.


f-stop said...

They never get far, do they.

Hyperblogal said...

Doesn't sound like a good time to be cutting the police budget.

Bunny the newshound said...

This lil pooch chewed the fat with someone close to the department who indicated that the civilian cuts offered by Uncle Wayne involved literally gutting departments like fleet maintenance (leaving less than 5 mechanics to service the entire department fleet) and, get this, terminating the two helicopter mechanics (there's only two there) charged with keeping the aging 'fleet" of urban air-force choppers in the air. Additionally, a database merger was discussed as well, potentially merging Police databases that are extremely sensitive and classified in nature with the general database the folks at city hall use. Frightening that some $8.00 an hour water department lackey could potentially access ultra-classified, double secret Police records huh!
These are all according to Cauthen's logic - which in this case is more than a little flawed.