Serial robbery suspect facing multiple charges in local bank robberies

A robbery suspect arrested Tuesday has been preliminarily charged with several robberies in the area.

Posted: Oct 23, 2019 3:27 PM
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 6:42 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A robbery suspect arrested Tuesday has been preliminarily charged with several robberies in the area. According to Lafayette Police Sgt. Mike Brown, 41-year-old Joseph Kruger of Tilton, Illinois is preliminarily charged with two counts Robbery (level 5 felony) and 1 count Robbery (level 3 felony) for three robberies in Lafayette. The three include Centier Bank on Executive Drive, Regions Bank on Union Street, and Horizon Bank on Cougill Lane

Kruger is also a suspect in at least nine additional robberies in other jurisdictions across multiple states including the one Tuesday in West Lafayette.

Kruger was arrested at a Shelbyville hotel early Wednesday morning. He was arrested in connection to Tuesday's bank robbery of the Centier Bank on Sagamore Parkway near Payless Tuesday afternoon.

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