Photo leads Spokane police to bank rob arrest



SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Armed with a good surveillance photo and a little help from the neighbors, Spokane police made an arrest in a downtown bank robbery less than an hour after the crime.

KXLY reports ( ) that police arrested 49-year-old David Thometz across the street from the Washington Trust Bank branch — in his room at the Carlisle Hotel.

After the Friday morning robbery, police started showing a surveillance photo of the robber to people in the area. Those nearby pointed them to the hotel.

KXLY says records show Thometz was convicted of robbing a Sterling Savings Bank branch in downtown Spokane several years ago.


Information from: KXLY-TV,