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Monday, January 21, 2013

Marine gets bank robber to surrender

Marine veteran helps catch Alaska bank robber
The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Jan 20, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 22-year-old man who just finished serving four years in the Marine Corps was able to track down an alleged bank robber and flag down a police cruiser, helping land the suspect in jail.

Merrill Lake was walking by a Key Bank Branch Wednesday when he first noticed a woman banging hysterically on the window. The bank had just been robbed by a hammer-wielding man, The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday.
“I’m trying to take my background with the military, in whatever way possible, and utilize it with the real world,” he said.
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