Tip from “someone” in the business community leads to Gate City robberFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Police say a number of tips led to the arrest of the Gate City Bank robber this afternoon.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Police say a number of tips led to the arrest of the Gate City Bank robber this afternoon.
Someone in our community, who recognized 54-year-old Timothy McKenna, says it seemed as though the suspect came into money. That's because of the large amount of cash he carried.
Police won't say who, but say "someone" in the business community recognized McKenna, noticed the cash, and called police.
These clear camera shots show a shorter, bearded man in his 50s in a camo jacket, blue jeans, and light blue cap.
Police now saying that man is Timothy McKenna. He's accused of robbing Gate City Bank monday afternoon with a pistol.
More than 40 tips came pouring in from people in our area. One from which led to McKenna's arrest.
Chief Keith Ternes, Fargo Police Dept.: "Give a lot of thanks to the community."
Once the suspect was identified, police dug deeper, tracing an acquaintance of McKenna's here, to the 1600 block of 1st Avenue South.
They won't say which residence. But inside was McKenna, that distinguishable outfit, and cash.
Ternes: "He has no permanent address, may have been staying."
The investigation is far from over. Police are looking at past, local robberies, to see if McKenna could be involved.
With three thefts in a week and a half, between an armed robbery at GameStop, a burglary at Stop N Go, and now this, police say theft is still not normal for our community.
Ternes: "I certainly would not draw any conclusion that Fargo is evolving into a city where violent crime happens often because that's just not true.”
McKenna faces armed robbery charges, and could spend up to 20 years in prison.