Witnesses spot man in mask headed towards bank, thwart possible robbery
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Police Department is crediting quick-thinking bystanders with preventing a bank robbery.
According to police, several witnesses saw a man wearing a mask headed towards the First Source Bank on Michigan Street.
The witnesses called the bank to warn them.
Police responded to the scene and located a man matching the witness descriptions and he was taken into custody.
There were no injuries.
The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Cheston Turnipseed.
After police spoke with Turnipseed, he allegedly admitted to committing a robbery at the First Source Bank on Mishawaka Avenue on May 30.
Turnipseed is facing preliminary charges of attempted robbery and robbery.