UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m.: Monroe police have arrested one person following a bank robbery this morning.
Officers located the suspect at 11:29 a.m. today, according to a press release. The suspect is in custody and the investigation is ongoing, according to police.
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Tellers at Lebanon Citizens National Bank, 101 Clarence F. Warner Drive, told dispatchers that a man displayed a note demanding money but did not display a weapon.
The suspect fled the immediate area with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
A Middletown police canine officer was requested to respond.
UPDATE @ 11:46 a.m.:
Two men have been taken into custody by police after a bank robbery this morning in Monroe.
One man was located near the LCNB bank on Ohio 63. Another man was taken into custody at the nearby Motel 6.
UPDATE @ 11:15 a.m.:
Detectives are investigating at a Monroe bank that was robbed this morning.
The parking lot has been blocked off, and the LCNB bank on Ohio 63 is closed.
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A Middletown police officer and his canine are searching the businesses near the bank, including the Joe Morgan Honda car dealership and Motel 6.
There is a large police presence in the area.
Several law enforcement agencies are responding to a Monroe bank on a report of robbery that occurred about 10:45 a.m.
The LCNB bank on Ohio 63 was allegedly robbed by a man who “counted down” as though he had a bomb, according to dispatchers.
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The man did not display a weapon and ran toward the Speedway gas station on Ohio 63 when he left the bank, according to dispatchers.
The suspect is described as a white man, 5 foot 3, with a shaved head and wearing a black jacket with white lettering.
We have sent a crew to the scene. This report will be updated when more information becomes available.