Bank robbery suspect arrested catching cab

Bank robbery suspect arrested catching cab

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on March 12, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 13 at 7:29 AM

OREGON CITY, Ore. -- The suspect in an Oregon City 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 at 1301 Molalla Avenue, said Lt. Jim Band of the Oregon City Police Department. 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, Band said.

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

The suspect, 32-year-old David M. Literal, attempted to get in the cab and was detained. He had a "substantial amount of cash on him" and was arrested for the robbery, Band said.

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