Preble County bank robbery suspect dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

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WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio (WDTN) — The Preble County Sheriff’s Office sought help finding a suspect in a bank robbery at the Twin Valley Bank in the Village of West Alexandria, but the suspect has since died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities were called around 9:50 a.m. regarding a bank robbery. Through surveillance tapes and a Facebook post, deputies were able to secure an address for the suspect.

When they arrived he was not home but they did manage to contact him. The suspect agreed to meet with authorities at his home.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies approached the suspect but he shot himself while seated in his vehicle. He was immediately removed from the front seat and deputies attempted to save him.

No one else was injured during the incident. The suspect has not been identified by authorities.

The case remains under investigation by the Preble County Sheriff’s Office, the Preble County Coroner’s Office and the West Alexandria Police Department.

WDTN.com will update this story if more information is available.


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