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Off-duty officer helps police ID bank robbery suspect

HARRISON, Ohio (Angela Ingram) -- A bank robber gets away with cash but police immediately recognize who he is and now they're looking for him.
    
Harrison Police say Michael Kline held up the Cheviot Savings Bank on Stone Road Friday afternoon.  Investigators put in a lot of work quickly to develop leads on the suspect.  But one factor that helped them out greatly was an off-duty police officer who was in the area when the suspect ran off.

Just before 4p.m. Friday afternoon surveillance cameras show a man walking into the Cheviot Savings Bank branch in Harrison.  He looks as if he's filling out a bank slip.  But when he walks up to the tellers and pulls up the hood on his sweatshirt, then demands money.   

Harrison police officers were dispatched for a reported armed robbery.  When they arrived on the scene there was the three clerks and one female victim that was in the business at the time of the incident.  Despite pulling up his hood police were able to identify the man in no time.
   
They say he's 26-year-old Michael Kline.  The bank had quality cameras that captured his image from multiple angles.  When Kline darted out of the bank police got even more help.  An off-duty police officer just happened to be one parking lot over and noticed several clues that helped investigators ID the suspect.   

No one was hurt during the robbery.  Police say Kline was last seen running southbound on Stone Drive towards Harrison Avenue.

If you have any information that can help police find Michael Kline call our partners at Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.


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