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Police: Wheelchair bank robber taken into custody

Police: Wheelchair bank robber taken into custody

By Associated Press. CREATED Aug 13, 2014

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A south-central Idaho man police say robbed a bank while in a wheelchair but was captured in the parking lot is in custody.

The Times-News reported that 60-year-old Robert Bower of Twin Falls is being held in the Twin Falls County Jail and is facing a felony robbery charge.

Twin Falls Police Lt. Craig Stotts says Bower handed a teller a note Tuesday afternoon and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Stotts says police responded at 1 p.m. and found Bower in the parking lot with a taxi van he took to the bank.

It's not clear if Bower has an attorney.