- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A TV news reporter was doing a live update Tuesday on a Minnesota bank robbery, when he spotted the suspect running away after allegedly trying to rob the bank a second time.

KIMT-TV of Mason City, Iowa, was outside Sterling State Bank in Rochester, Minnesota, when a bank employee ran out of the building and alerted reporter Adam Sallet of the suspect.

“That’s the robber,” the employee said. “That’s him right there.”

“Oh, that’s the robber!” Mr. Sallet exclaimed. “This is live TV, folks. That’s the robber, just went by, according to the bank employee. So, I gotta go here and call 911. I’ll talk to you later.”

After cutting back to the studio, an anchor said, “I can assure you that was not set up.”

Rochester police were able to determine the suspect had left in a vehicle, heading north on U.S. Highway 52 North. The suspect was pulled over and arrested at gunpoint without incident, The Post-Bulletin reported.

Police Capt. John Sherwin said 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.

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