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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.

Employees put the bank on lockdown and the alleged suspect could not go inside.

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.

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