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Bank Robbery Suspect Answers To Charges In Court

A Lexington bank robbery suspect appeared in court on Friday afternoon.

Police say Jesse T. Polanco III walked into the Central Bank Thursday on the corner of Pimlico and Man O' War, told the clerk he had a weapon and then left with an undetermined amount of money.

Police were told he left in a white Nissan Maxima. It was a description police had heard before.

On February 29, the Traditional Bank on Tates Creek was robbed and police say it was the same man.

But on Thursday, police chased the suspect through town. During the chase, Polanco reportedly rammed a police car and drove the wrong way on Maxwell Street.

Polanco was arrested after his car blew a tire at the intersection of Alexandria and Maywick View.

Polanco faces a total of 18 charges including two robberies and mostly traffic violations.

He pleaded not guilty at Friday's arraignment.


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