Bank Robbery Suspect Interrupts Live TV Report

'I gotta go here and call 911'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2015 10:22 AM CST

If a reporter is going to cut his segment short, "I need to call 911" is probably a good reason. On Tuesday, Adam Sallet of KIMT was reporting live outside a Rochester, Minn., bank that had been robbed a day earlier when a bank employee came running out of the bank's front doors, minutes after a second robbery. "That guy right there. That's the robber," the man said, pointing off camera. "This is live TV, folks. That's the robber, just went by," Sallet spoke to the camera, before adding, "I gotta go here and call 911. I'll talk to you later." Sallet later explained he'd seen the man walking nearby but had no reason to suspect him, per KXAN. Sallet tells Fox & Friends that police were able to track down the suspect about an hour after his live report.

Police now say Ryan Liskow, 36, stole an undisclosed amount of cash from Sterling State Bank on Monday morning, while wearing a sweatshirt reading "get lucky," then returned to rob the same bank around noon on Tuesday just before Sallet began reporting, per KIMT and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I guess his luck ran out today," says Rochester Police Capt. John Sherwin. An officer adds Liskow matched the description of the suspect wanted in Monday's robbery and "provided a note similar to [Monday's] note asking for money." Sherwin says Liskow was living in a halfway house in Rochester after serving time for robbing a bank in Minneapolis in 2009. He was spotted on a gas station surveillance video buying gas for a stolen van. An officer later passed the van and "flipped around and got behind it," Sherwin says. (This bank robbery suspect was stopped Hollywood-style by a customer,)

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