Cops: Suspect Took Cab Away From Bank Robbery

'Getaway driver' called police after seeing photo
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 25, 2018 4:07 AM CST
Cops: Suspect Took Cab to Rob Bank
Police released this photo of the suspect Friday.   (Ranson Police Department)

Police in West Virginia say a suspected bank robber was captured after taking a cab to the heist. Ryan Michael Stepanian was arrested in Monday's robbery of a Charles Town bank and another bank heist Friday in nearby Ranson, the AP reports. Cab driver George Lyon says he took Stepanian from an apartment complex to the Charles Town bank for what Stepanian said was a routine matter. Afterward Lyon dropped him off at a park. Lyon says he then recognized Stepanian's photo on social media from the earlier robbery and notified police. Stepanian was later arrested. Charles Town police said in a news release that Stepanian was found with an undisclosed amount of cash and a bank-robbery note. (This bank robber was caught after using his own debit card at the teller window.)

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