Posted by Amber Jenkins - email
ST. BERNARD, OH (FOX19) - Police say they arrested a family suspected in a planned bank robbery in St. Bernard on Tuesday.
A short time after 8:30 p.m., Police responded to the Long John Silver restaurant.
The store manager, Prince Dumas, reported that a man had passed a note to him threatening harm if he didn't give him money. Dumas gave the suspect $2,000 in a plastic bag and the suspect fled the scene. There were two other employees during the robbery in addition to Dumas. No one was hurt, and the store did not have video working at the time.
Within a couple of minutes, officers located two suspects matching the manager's description in a car exiting Ross Park by the Paragon Apartments, only a block away from the store. Police conducted a traffic stop, and found the stolen money inside the vehicle. There was $300 dollars on the driver, $800 dollars on the ground behind the apartments, and another $900 dollars in a bag under the passenger's legs.
Officials arrested 28-year-old Jaton Brooks and 20-year-old John Stewart.
Police discovered that there two were brothers from Dayton, Ohio. They both drove down to participate in the robbery.
Further investigation found that the store manager was a cousin of the two robbers. Dumas lived in the Paragon Apartments where the money outside was found. After conducting interviews, he confessed to being the inside man helping to plan the robbery.
Dumas along with his two cousins were arrested for Robbery and are now being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center.