Garner Police Department News Item

KS Bank Robbery Arrest  - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lt. Chris Clayton at 919-661-6980

Garner police arrested Robert Thomas Fitzwater, age 30, and charged him with robbery of KS Bank, located at 920 Seventh Ave.  Garner police were called to the bank on November 26, 2013 at 12:08 p.m.   Bank staff reported a male entered the bank, presented a note demanding money, and fled on foot.  Based on the description of the robbery suspect, Platoon Leader Grant Davis located Mr. Fitzwater in the area of Forest Hills Apartments, which is directly across the street from the bank.  Officers from several divisions within the police department chased Mr. Fitzwater on foot, and after a brief foot pursuit he was taken into custody at 12:12 p.m.  Garner police recovered the money stolen from the bank.  Mr. Fitzwater did not use a weapon and no one was injured from the bank or during the foot pursuit.

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