Suspected bank robber with hostages arrested in Las Vegas
Jul. 26, 2017
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspected bank robber has been arrested in Las Vegas after police say he held up a credit union at gunpoint and took three people as hostages.
Police said Wednesday the bank teller and two other people taken hostage during a car-jacking are safe.
The suspect identified as William Ethridge was taken into custody Tuesday night.
Officer Jay Rivera told KLAS-TV (http://tinyurl.com/ydgfqad2 ) Ethridge allegedly robbed the West Star Federal Credit Union on East Harmon Avenue at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.
He says Ethridge took a teller hostage and left the bank before carjacking a vehicle with two other people inside.
He allegedly fled the area with all three before they dropped him off at a Harley Davidson dealership near the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. The hostages then pulled over at a nearby gas station and called 911.