Suspect in custody following robbery at Wells Fargo Bank, police say man was ‘unarmed’

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (LVMPD) reported a robbery at a bank near Charleston and Las Vegas Boulevards on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 26.

According to LVMPD Lt. Joe Lepore, at approximately 12:08 p.m., LVMPD received a call from a business of a robbery in progress at a Wells Fargo Bank located off of Charleston Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Police say there was no mention of a weapon, but that the teller assumed a robbery was taking place.

Officers arrived on the scene as customers and employees began to exit the business. According to Lt. Lepore, a perimeter was established around the location for safety. He says police were able to receive real-time information from inside the bank.

The suspect had not exited the business at that time.

SWAT was called, and when they arrived, the suspect was taken into custody without incident, according to Lt. Lepore.

Nno injuries were reported.

LVMPD Lt. Lepore updated the media with the following live report:

Charleston Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard were shut down to traffic while the incident was being investigated.

The investigation is ongoing by LVMPD Robbery Section. Please check back for updates.

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