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Police: choice of clothing gave robbers away

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB-TV)--They may have had plans to make a big withdrawal, but a Metro Police detective stopped two suspected bank robbers before they ever made it inside.

The suspects are Derrick Woods and Paul Moore. 

"They've been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree of the bank...of the Chase bank," says Lt. Jennifer Coe, with LMPD Robbery/Financial Crimes Unit.

On Monday, a Metro Police detective was investigating a recent break in at the Hibachi Sushi Buffet at the intersection of Hurstborne Lane and Bardstown Road in Fern Creek. 

"He saw two subjects who he believed to be suspicious," says Lt. Coe.

The detective spotted the two suspects walking towards the Chase Bank, which is located at 5340 Bardstown Road.  And you could say their clothing gave them away.  

Lt. Coe says, "One of the suspects actually had a bandana tied around his neck and the other pulled the bandana up on his face as he was approaching the bank."

Lt. Coe says that's when the detective switched gears and confronted Woods and Moore. "It was really a judgment call on his part to go ahead and stop 'em prior...you know and sometimes you just get that 6th sense."

And police say it paid off, but could have been a lot worse.  That's because the suspects were armed and one of them even tried to get away.

"I believe it was Mr. Woods was armed with a 45 caliber pistol and he is also the subject that fled on foot," Coe says.

Lt. Coe says the detective stopped what could have been a dangerous situation.

"When they're armed and there are weapons involved...it always has the chance to turn dangerous."

There was also a woman in a getaway car, according to police.  She has been questioned and released.  Police don't know for sure that she knew what was about to happen.

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