Police in Ames caught a suspected bank robber who’s getaway was delayed by a train. Officers were called to the U.S. Bank branch on Main Street in Ames at 9:45 Monday morning. They were told a woman had handed the tellers a note and left with a bag of cash. Ames Police Commander Mike Brennan says the woman left on foot shortly before a train came through the area – sealing everything off south of downtown.
“Once the train cleared, one of our investigators spotted an individual who matched the description and by the time he got his car turned around and got out of the car to confront the individual, (the suspect) took off running,” Brennan said. The suspect was captured after a short chase and officers found a small bag containing cash from the bank. Brennan says the train definitely played a role in the suspect’s apprehension.
“We’re sure she was delayed a little bit by the train,” Brennan said. The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Cindy Ann Davis of Ames, is charged with 2nd Degree Robbery.