Middletown bank robbery suspect arrested

Middletown police, acting on tips received from the public, arrested a suspect Friday morning for a bank robbery at Lebanon Citizens National Bank on Tuesday afternoon.

Morgan Steinle, 27, is charged with robbery and has been booked into the Middletown City Jail, according to Sgt. Earl Nelson. He was located at a residence on Jackson Lane. Detectives are in the process of obtaining as search warrant for Steinle’s residence.

On Thursday, police released photos from bank security video of a suspect wearing a red hoodie and sunglasses. The person walked into LCNB on Marie Drive at about 1:08 p.m. Tuesday and passed a note to a bank teller, demanding cash. According to the police report, the robber fled with about $2,000.

Dispatchers received a call from a security monitor company reporting multiple silent teller hold-up alarms at LCNB. Officers responded and were told by a teller who stepped outside that there had been a robbery.

Nelson said the department appreciates the tip received from citizens that led to the the arrest.

Credit: Angela Otis

Credit: Angela Otis

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