Minnesota bank robbery caught on live tv
An TV in Minnesota was doing a live update on a bank robbery when police say the suspect returned to rob it a second time.
KIMT-TV of Mason City, Iowa, was outside Sterling State Bank in Rochester on Tuesday when a bank employee ran out and pointed out the robbery suspect.
“That guy right there. That’s the robber,” the employee said, pointing.
“Oh, that’s the robber,” replied Sallet, who was clearly taken aback, though he dealt with the situation professionally. “This is live TV, folks,” he said. “That’s the robber, just went by, according to the bank employee. So, I’ve got to go here and call 911. I’ll talk to you later.”
The Post-Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1TOlERN ) reports that police spotted the suspect’s vehicle on U.S. Highway 52. Minnesota State Patrol says the 36-year-old Rochester man was pulled over south of Minneapolis and arrested.
Police Capt. John Sherwin says the man is suspected of robbing the bank two days in a row. In both robberies, the suspect presented a note and escaped with money.
The suspect initially got away, but police caught up to him later on Tuesday near the Twin Cities, north of Rochester, reports KAAL-TV. Police arrested the man, who was identified as Ryan Russell Liskow, 36.
“Fortunately for us, we had a police officer that was returning from a Twin Cities training class and he spotted the [suspect’s] van on Highway 52 and called it in,” Rochester police lieutenant Mike Sadauskis said.
Sterling State Bank said in a statement that it was “thankful that none of our employees were harmed during the robberies that took place at our North Rochester office. We are also grateful for the fast, professional response from law enforcement in arresting a suspect in these robberies. It is our sincere hope that this individual will not be able to cause any further harm.”
Sallet’s interrupted live shot attracted thousands of views on YouTube.
Check out the Minnesota bank robbery video below.