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Ottumwa bank robbed, suspect in custody

Alex Mabe, 37, arrested and charged with 2nd degree robbery.


The Ottumwa Police Department informed KTVO Saturday afternoon that they have made an arrest concerning a bank robbery that happened Saturday morning at the South Ottumwa Savings Bank on Church Street.


According to Lt. Tom McAndrew of the Ottumwa Police Department, the department received a report of a robbery at the branch, located at 320 Church Street, just after 9:00 Saturday morning. Officers were told by bank officials that the suspect had fled on foot.



About an hour later, the suspect, Alex James Mabe, 37, was arrested at the Hy-Vee gas station on North Quincy Avenue in Ottumwa after officers were notified of a suspicious person on the premises.


Mabe has been charged with Robbery in the 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony. He is currently being held in the Wapello County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Press release from the Ottumwa Police Department.


On Saturday August 4, 2012, at 9:13am, the Ottumwa Police Department received a report of a robbery at the South Ottumwa Savings Bank located at 320 Church Street in Ottumwa. Responding officers were advised the suspect had fled the bank on foot.


At 10:05 am, officers were notified of a suspicious person at the Hy-Vee gas station located on North Quincy Avenue in Ottumwa. Responding officers located a subject matching the description of the robber. As a result of the investigation, Officers arrested and charged Alex James Mabe, age 37, no address provided, with Robbery Second Degree (Class C Felony). Mabe is being held in the Wapello County Jail on $10,000 bond.

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