Oregon City police needed only 20 minutes on Tuesday to find and arrest a bank robbery suspect. How were officers able to solve the case so quickly? The suspect left their inmate identification card in a jacket tossed while fleeing the scene.
A man walked into a Bank of the West location and demanded the teller to hand over the cash. The suspect fled the scene holding an unknown amount of cash. Police arrived only minutes later, bringing the K9 unit with them.
The K9 would prove vital in the speedy resolution of the case. The dog captured a scent, taking officers to a discarded hat and jacket left on the street by the robber. Inside the jacket was an inmate identification card from Clackamas County jail.
Tellers at the bank confirmed the identification was that of the robber. Officers believed the suspect was in an apartment complex near where the clothing was discovered.
David Literal, 32, was arrested attempting to leave the complex in a cab. He was found intoxicated and in possession of stolen cash from the bank.
He will be returned to Clackamas County jail upon release from the hospital, where he was being evaluated.
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