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Bank Robbery Suspect Caught After Leaving Trail of Money

Des Moines police say a suspect didn’t get very far after he allegedly robbed a bank Thursday.

It happened around 3:00 p.m. at the Bank of the West at 4910 Southeast 14th Street. Police say 24-year-old Kon Tong passed the teller a note demanding money and took off on foot.

Along the way Tong dropped money at several different locations. Officers eventually caught up with him at Southeast 12th and Watrous Avenue after witnesses pointed him out.

“As officers are responding down to the report of this bank robbery people from the public kept pointing to the north. Pointing to the north. So as they’re going south they’re seeing folks pointing to the north,” says Sgt. Jason Halifax with the Des Moines Police Department.

The bank teller positively identified Tong as the man who robbed the bank and he was taken into custody.

Tong is charged with second degree robbery and is being held in the Polk County Jail.

Bank Robbery Suspect Caught After Leaving Trail of Money

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