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Suspected Bank Robber Nabbed After Leaving Keys To Getaway Car in Bank

PORTLAND, Ore. - Police say a suspected serial bank robber is in custody after leaving the keys to his getaway car in the bank he allegedly just robbed.  According to police spokesman, Sgt. Pete Simpson, 57-year-old Frank Laviguer robbed the Wells Fargo branch on 11th Ave. in Portland last Monday but had to flee on foot after leaving his car keys inside the bank.  Simpson also said Laviguer showed tellers a gun during the robbery, but later determined that it was a replica.

Investigators, in conjunction with the FBI, now suspect the flat footed Laviguer is responsible for a string of robberies that includes two other banks and two motels in the Pacific Northwest.

Laviguer is being held at Multnomah County Jail. 


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