"Shoplifter" turns out to be bank robber - WDRB 41 Louisville News

"Shoplifter" turns out to be bank robber

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kroger employees, with help from some construction workers, detained a man they thought was a shoplifter who turned out to be a bank robber.

It happened at the Kroger in the Franklin Square Shopping Center in Frankfort Tuesday morning at 10:30 in the morning. That's when police received an alarm from the PNC Bank inside the Kroger.

As the suspect tried to leave the store, Kroger employees noticed the man acting suspiciously and thought he might be a shoplifter, so employees and construction workers detained him.

Steven Higgs, 39, faces first degree robbery charges. Police also discovered that Higgs was a fugitive from Jefferson County, who had several outstanding warrants for escape, robbery, theft, and being a persistent felony offender. 

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