Hamilton bank robbery suspect apprehended

Hamilton bank robbery suspect apprehended

HAMILTON, OH - The suspect accused of robbing a First Financial Bank earlier this week is under arrest, police announced Thursday.

John Randall Alcorn confessed to the crime and is held at the Butler County jail on a felony robbery charge, police wrote on their Facebook page.

Police on Wednesday turned to the public for help identifying the suspect who walked into the bank about 2:30 p.m. Monday and threatened to shoot a teller.

Those tips led to Alcorn's swift arrest.

"The members of the Hamilton community stepped up to the plate instantaneously and began calling in with information after we put out our press release and Facebook post," police wrote.

Detectives executed a search warrant at a location the tips directed them to.

They recovered evidence related to the crime, and found Alcorn.

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