Heist suspect stopped to bum cigarette

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) - October 8, 2013

Acting Ambridge Police Chief Sgt. James Mann said that Paul Carman, 36, gave a Huntingdon Bank teller a note saying, "This is a robbery. No dye packs. No alarms," about 1:30 p.m. Friday, the Beaver County Times reports. Carman also apologized to the teller.

Police gave a construction worker and others near the bank a description of the robber, and the worker told the newspaper that a man matching the description stopped by a moment later and asked for a cigarette. When the suspect was told that police were looking for someone wearing a cap and a blue shirt, Carman allegedly threw those items into a nearby trash container.

Police caught up with Carman, who was also wanted for violating his parole in a 2008 bank robbery, later that day.

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