Monday, November 14, 2016

BREAKING: Attempted Robbery of US Bank in Fort Thomas

The scene after Fort Thomas Police cleared an attempted robbery of the US Bank in Fort Thomas. FTM file. 
A male juvenile was taken into custody today around 5:00 p.m. at US Bank in Fort Thomas at 2 S. Fort Thomas Avenue after attempting to rob the bank.

According to Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rich Whitford, a male juvenile walked into the branch and showed a knife to employees, before demanding cash.

Police were called and were on scene within two minutes. The Fort Thomas Police department is two blocks north, less than a quarter mile from the branch.

"Our officers were in the bank with him and we tried to talk to him before anything had to escalate," said Whitford. "He had the knife out and we were able to tackle him and get the weapon away from him. Our officers showed great restraint."

The juvenile will be charged with Robbery First, said Whitford.

It's been an eventful day for Fort Thomas Police. They, along with multiple other agencies, are still looking for an escaped convict, who ran away from St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas today, after being involved in a police chase through Dayton, Kentucky.

RELATED: Police Looking For Escaped Prisoner in Fort Thomas

The alleged suspect, Walter Hundley, 43 from Lexington, was last seen wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans. He escaped from St. Elizabeth around 3:30 p.m. today.

Hundley has multiple arrests and convictions for similar circumstances, ranging from fleeing and evading police to alcoholic intoxication.

FTM will update both of these stories.

LIVE VIDEO FROM SCENE AT US BANK, via Fort Thomas Matters Facebook. 

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