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Man walks into Chase Bank and yells that he's being robbed, police say

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Steven M. Brown (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Steven M. Brown (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Four months after a Louisville man walked into a bank yelling he was being robbed, police have a suspect in custody.

According to an arrest report, it happened on Oct. 9 of 2013. That's when the victim told police he got a call from a woman, 22-year-old Karlleisha M. Bowe, who asked him to meet her at a home on Garland Avenue, near S. 26th Street. When the victim arrived, police say he got out of the car and walked around, looking for the woman.

As the victim was looking for Bowe, police say 27-year-old Steven Brown and an accomplice confronted the victim and forced him into a vacant house at gunpoint, according to an arrest warrant.

Police say Brown and his accomplice then began demanding the victim's money. They allegedly took his cash, as well as his debit card, demanding the PIN.

The victim gave them the wrong PIN, "hoping the ATM would keep his card," police say.

According to the arrest report, the accomplice ran across the street to use the ATM, while Brown continued to hold the victim at gunpoint inside the vacant home. When the PIN wouldn't work, both suspects allegedly forced the victim to drive them to the Chase Bank on Broadway, near S. 28th St., to force him to make a withdrawal from his bank account.

Police say the accomplice accompanied the victim into the bank.

But the incident didn't go as the suspects planned, according to the arrest warrant. As the victim approached the teller, police say he began yelling, telling people inside the bank that he was being robbed.

Police say both Brown and his accomplice ran away. A warrant was issued for Brown's arrest, and he was taken into custody on Feb. 17. The accomplice, who was not identified in the warrant, was also arrested.

Brown is charged with kidnapping and robbery.

Bowe was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and charged with facilitation of robbery and facilitation of kidnapping.

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