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Police make quick arrest after bank robbery

Lexington Police say they arrested the suspect in a bank robbery just minutes after it happened.

Police say a man robbed the Bank of the Bluegrass, at East High and Limestone, around 3 Wednesday afternoon.

"The bank employees did an extremely great job. They stayed very calm. They were able to get that dye pack," said Lt. Chris Van Brackel with Lexington Police.

Police say the dye pack exploded moments after the suspect left the bank.

Police quickly responded to the area, and arrested the suspect nearby. But it was a bank employee who approached the suspect before police arrived.

"He walked up to him, and said, hey have you been in the bank today. The guy said yes, I was. At that point, the officer was coming down the street. The bank employee flagged the officer down. That officer then went ahead and got him and took him into custody," said Lt. Van Brackel.

The suspect's name hasn't been released yet.


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