Records: Centerville bank robbery suspect told girlfriend he needed to make withdrawal to pay rent

CENTERVILLE — A bank robbery suspect has been charged after prompting police to shut down part of Dayton-Lebanon Pike for the Dayton Bomb Squad to respond to the LCNB Bank Friday morning.

Christopher Truett, 47, was charged with robbery and unlawful possession of a hoax weapon, according to online records.

The robbery was reported at the bank, 9605 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, around 10:30 a.m. Police said Truett left behind an item that was suspicious.

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Truett was accused of giving the teller a note saying he had a bomb strapped to him, according to police.

State Route 48 was temporarily closed in both directions between Sheehan Rd. and Mandel Dr.

Three businesses, including the La Pinata, were evacuated. A daycare down the street from the bank was not been evacuated, however parents were alerted to the crime and some parents showed up to pick up their children.

Police said Truett had ran off from the bank after the robbery and got into an Toyota FJ cruiser, which belonged to his girlfriend.

“The girlfriend advised he borrowed the vehicle earlier in the day,” court records read. Truett told her he needed to make a withdrawal at the bank to pay the rent at the hotel, according to records

Truett was arrested at the Hawthorn Suites in Miami Twp.

The FBI also responded to the incident, which is standard in a case like this one, police said.