Bank robbery suspect in custody

Bank robbery suspect in custody

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Police say the Evansville back robbery suspect is in custody.

The robbery happened around 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fifth Third Bank on Washington Avenue.

According to Evansville police, the suspect, 36-year-old Bobby Shields, slid a note bank teller demanding money, but did not have a gun. Shields left the scene in a white, four door, Dodge truck according to police.

Later in the day, the Henderson Co. Sheriff’s Office released a statement about the same truck being reported stolen from the Gibbs off of Ohio Drive.

Deputies says they were able to connect Shields to both crimes via witness descriptions and security footage.

According to police reports, Evansville police were able to recover the stolen vehicle.

Shields was later arrested in Henderson. A news release said he admitted he drove the vehicle to Evansville to rob the bank before he abandoned the vehicle in Evansville.

Bobby Shields
Bobby Shields (Henderson Co. Detention Center)

He was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but under $1,000,000 and taken to the Henderson County Detention Center.

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