Bank robbery suspect indicted


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



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A Marion man who investigators say robbed a Lewis Center bank in July was indicted by a Delaware County grand jury Friday.

Michael Paul Dice, 59, of 131 W. Center St. Apt. A, Marion, was indicted on charges of robbery, a third-degree felony, and theft, a fifth-degree felony.

Investigators say Dice robbed the Key Bank on Owenfield Drive on July 27.

“A bank employee reported being given a note demanding cash,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “Bank surveillance video of the robber was shared with the public and, as a result, Mr. Dice was arrested.”

Dice was taken into custody without incident by deputies from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 4. Officials say the surveillance video of Dice appeared on an episode of Central Ohio Crime Stoppers on Aug. 3 and a person recognized Dice and contacted authorities to tell them of his whereabouts.

An arraignment date in Delaware County Common Pleas Court has not been scheduled.

Dice was in the Delaware County Jail Friday afternoon.

Authorities have not disclosed how much money was taken.

Including the one Dice is accused of, there have been three bank robberies in the Lewis Center area over the past month. No arrests have been made in connection with the other two robberies.

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By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.