Cab driver helps cops nab robber on the run

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:00am

The suspect in Oregon bank robbery Tuesday was arrested trying to get a cab ride away from the scene, police said.

Police were called just before noon to the report of a robbery inside the Bank of the West in Oregon City.

A witness said a man had robbed a teller and fled with an unknown amount of cash.

Officers arrived within a minute and a K-9 officer soon found the suspect's jacket, with a Clackamas County inmate identification card inside it.

"About this time, police noticed a cab show up in the area," Lt. Jim Band said. "Officers spoke with the cab driver and watched for the man who called the cab."

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