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UPDATE: Two suspects in custody after three bank robberies in downtown Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- At 1 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to 4th and Liberty for a bank robbery at Fifth Third Bank.

That's where police say 40-year-old Darrell Harris gave a "demand note" to a bank teller.

He left with an unknown amount of cash and was arrested soon after.

Then, at 2 p.m. police were called to 5th and Jefferson where Chase Bank was being robbed.

15 minutes later, reports of another robbery next door at PNC.

Police say 54-year-old Larry Sutton used the same method. He slipped a note to a teller demanding big bills.

If you stand at 5th and Jefferson in downtown Louisville, you can see all three banks.

That's how close they are to each other.

"Within a block of one another and that's a little unusual obviously. Haven't seen a lot of that. Certainly none recently. But it appears we have everyone we're looking for in custody," said Dwight Mitchell, LMPD spokesperson.

It's unknown if the men were armed during the robberies.

Those working downtown were a bit alarmed by all the excitement.

"Scary, scary. You know, all our friends in the east end hate coming downtown. Guess what? What do you think this is going to do for their confidence in what happens downtown? Kind of sad," said Jim Nitsche.

Glenn Brinkmann said he pulled up to Chase Bank about 30 seconds after the robbery.

"Ironic timing. We pull up, a couple cop cars. A cop car actually pulls up on the sidewalk with his lights on and two police cars pull up behind us," said Brinkmann.

He overheard other witnesses talking.

"There were a couple guys that saw it happen and they told us that someone in a gray hoodie exited the bank ran, hopped over those bushes and ran that way but did drop some of his money and everybody sort of helped pick it up," Brinkmann told WDRB.

A witness inside the PNC bank during the robbery said the suspect had a bag over his hand when he entered.

He heard the teller say "I was just robbed."

He said the robber's demand note read:

"This is a robbery. It's not your money. It's not worth it. Give me all your hundreds."

Both men are charged with robbery.


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