Bank robber is arrested after stopping to buy biscuits

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (June 18, 2015) — A man who was arrested for robbing a western Pennsylvania bank will spend two to four years in prison. And he likely would have gotten away with the robbery if he hadn’t stopped to eat biscuits at a nearby restaurant.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 32-year-old Shane Lindsey, of Arnold, was sentenced by a Westmoreland County judge on Wednesday after pleading guilty.

Lindsey was arrested about 20 minutes after he robbed the Citizens Bank in downtown New Kensington on January 14.

That’s when witnesses saw a bald man matching Lindsey’s description run toward a restaurant after the heist. Police knew the business had surveillance video and went inside to view it hoping for clues as to where the suspect went — only to find Lindsey eating at a booth.

Police say Lindsey used the restaurant’s bathroom to discard a coat and hood he wore during the robbery.

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