Crime And Law

West Carrollton man remains in jail after attempted bank robbery

MORAINE — A man is facing robbery charges after his arrest at a Moraine bank following a robbery attempt, according to jail and court records.

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Alex Wilson, 24, was booked in the Montgomery County Jail after being arrested at the Fifth Bank branch on West Dorothy Lane in Moraine, according online jail records.

Wilson is facing a preliminary charge of robbery.

His next court date was not immediately know, based on court records.

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The attempted robbery happened around noon Wednesday. The suspect went inside the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding cash, a Moraine police supervisor told News Center 7.

Moments before the robbery, the accused robber was at a nearby business with family members, and then went to the bank to rob it, police said.

After the suspect passed the note, a panic alarm was set off, which prompted the police response. SWAT units were training nearby, heard to call and responded to the bank to assist Moraine police.

“We were able to get that suspect out of the bank without incident,” said Sgt. Andrew Parish. “He did not put up a fight that would put him in harm’s way.”

There was no indication that the suspect was armed, Parish said.

SWAT units and Moraine police surrounded the bank before the suspect surrendered to officers, police said.

No injuries were reported and the only people in the bank at the time of the robbery were the robber and employees.

It remains under investigation.

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