On November 17th at 1123 hours, Marion Police responded to the PNC Bank on Mt. Vernon Avenue in the Marion Plaza regarding a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers found that a single male suspect entered the bank and passed a note to the teller, demanding money and threatening the use of a firearm (though a weapon was never brandished). Officers obtained a detailed physical description of the suspect(s) as well as the suspect vehicle.
Within fifteen minutes of the original call, MPD officers located the suspect vehicle in the 400 block of Easy Street in the Fair park neighborhood of Marion’s North side. Subsequent to this discovery,MPD detectives obtained a search warrant on the residence from which the suspect vehicle was located. The warrant was executed by Marion PD’s Special Response Team due to the nature of the original call. MPD was aided by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in the initial response and they also assisted by covering calls within the city during this lengthy and geographically sprawling investigation.
This matter is an on-going investigation as investigators continue to workleads relevant to this incident. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Marion Police Department at740-387-2525. Tips can also be relayed to law enforcement anonymouslythrough the Marion Law Enforcement Tips-Line at 740-375-TIPS(740-375-8477)
UPDATE TO BANK ROBBERY FROM YESTERDAY- Thomas Harris turned himself in to MPD today. He was arrested for Parole Violation and MPD will present charges of Aggravated Robbery to the Marion County Prosecutor this week.