Citizen with cell phone foils South Bend robbery

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - An alert citizen with a mobile phone in northern Indiana is being credited with helping to capture a suspected bank robber.

Police say the bank in South Bend was robbed Friday morning a man wearing a wig, fake beard and two sets of clothing.

Police spokesman Capt. Phil Trent told the South Bend Tribune a witness outside the bank spotted the robber and followed him, while also calling police.

Police say the 46-year-old man from Syracuse, Ind., was found wearing two shirts and two pairs of pants in an apparent attempt to disguise his appearance. He was arrested less than 10 minutes after the robbery.

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