November 11, 1995 in Nation/World

Bank Camera Clears Man Of Robbery

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The police said Tony Lee Thacker robbed a bank, and a surveillance camera showed him in a bank at the time of the robbery.

The problem - for prosecutors, at least: It was a different bank.

“There I am! That’s me,” Thacker said as he watched the surveillance-camera videotape with the judge and prosecutor on Wednesday.

Judge Thomas Crush promptly cleared him of robbery charges.

Thacker, 35, of Fairfield, had been in jail since Aug. 4 on charges of robbing Provident Bank branches in Cincinnati on July 31 and Loveland on June 13.

Five witnesses had identified Thacker as the holdup man, but a camera caught him waiting to cash a check at a PNC Bank office at 11:05 a.m. on July 31 - the time the Provident Bank was being robbed.

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