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2 arrested in Greendale bank armed robbery

Greendale, Indiana, bank robbery suspects arrested

GREENDALE, Ind. (WISH) — Authorities have arrested two suspects in a Greendale bank robbery.

According to Indiana State Police, Edward Collier, 44, and Rheonia Jackson, 24, both of Indianapolis, were taken into custody Thursday afternoon, just hours after the robbery.

Police were called to a report of a bank robbery at the US Bank on Ridge Avenue in Greendale around 1 p.m. Thursday. Investigators say a man wearing a disguise walked into the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the bank teller. The man took money and walked out of the bank and left in a Buick LeSabre.

(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

Investigators found the vehicle abandoned nearby and security footage indicated the suspect got out of that vehicle and into an orange or red-colored Dodge Charger that was being driven by another person. Investigators say the Buick was previously reported stolen out of Indianapolis.

Hours later, around 4 p.m., an ISP trooper saw a vehicle matching the description of the Charger heading westbound on I-74 near mile marker 105. The trooper conducted a traffic stop and found Collier and Jackson inside.

Authorities say the pair had cash, a handgun and other evidence related to the bank robbery. They were placed under arrest and transported to the Dearborn County Jail. They are facing felony charges of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery while armed with a deadly weapon.