Missing finger helps police nab bank robbery suspect

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A suspected bank robber was caught Friday afternoon in Robinson Township -- in part because he's missing a finger.

According to police, the First National Bank on Steubenville Pike was robbed Friday morning.

Investigators said the suspect, who was missing his right index finger, got away with cash.

"Within a matter of minutes, the security came back from the bank and we were able to get a good description. The main thing was he had no gloves on when did the bank robbery,” said Robinson Township police Chief Dale Vietmeier.

A short time later, Channel 11's Renee Kaminski learned a suspect -- 52-year-old Kirk Stutes -- was taken into custody while coming out of an office building he was trying to hide inside of.

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Police told Kaminski that they were able to identify Stutes because of his missing finger.

Medics were called to make sure all of the bank employees were OK.

Police said Stutes was on his way from New Hampshire to Lousiana, his home state, when he ran out of money and decided to try to rob the bank.