NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Police in Noblesville said they were investigating Wednesday afternoon following a bank robbery downtown.
Officers were called to the Community Bank, located at 830 Logan Street, on the report of a robbery that had just occurred. The bank is right on Noblesville Square.
Witnesses say the suspect demanded money from the teller while displaying a gun. The suspect took an undisclosed amount a money. No one was injured.
Police say he escaped down a back alley and that a deputy working at the courthouse saw someone fitting his description walk towards the White River Greenway, a trail near downtown. That’s where police dogs and detectives were searching for clues.
At 3:53 p.m. police were dispatched to a CVS located in 2500 block of Conner Street in Noblesville for reports of the bank robber at that location. Officers took 50-year-old Robert Gagle, the person matching the description into custody.
24-Hour News 8 talked with witnesses who couldn’t believe someone would rob a bank in such a public area.
“That shows real stupidity on that person’s part because you have the courthouse over here, traffic is congested around through here, it’s hard to get in and out,” said Carmelita Hampton, who works near trail. “But if he was on foot he wouldn’t had a problem. But with a car, he would have.”
“It’s pretty brazen to say the least to think that somebody would do that during the day,” said Lt. Bruce Barnes, public information officer for the Noblesville Police Department. “As you can see there’s quite a bit of activity here in downtown Noblesville, so it is concerning to think somebody would do something like that especially with all these people around.”
The case remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Noblesville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 317-776-6370.