Police: Suspect took a cab to rob a West Virginia bank

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CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Police in West Virginia say a suspected bank robber was captured after taking a cab to the heist.

Media outlets report 25-year-old Ryan Michael Stepanian was arrested in Monday's robbery of a Charles Town bank and another bank heist Friday in nearby Ranson.

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 he had an undisclosed amount of cash and a bank-robbery note.

Stepanian was being held on two counts of bank robbery. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

AP-WF-01-25-18 0913GMT



 
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