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Armed Bank Robbery Investigation and Arrest in Meta, KY

Date of News Release: 07/19/2013

(Meta, Ky) -- On Friday July 19, 2013 at 3:14 P.M. Post 9 Pikeville received a call of an Armed Robbery at US Bank in the Meta community of Pike County. Troopers responded to the scene and contacted bank employees. Information obtained at the scene indicated that two unidentified males entered the bank wearing dark colored bandannas, brandished a firearm and demanded money and then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Troopers quickly obtained a physical description of the males and set up a perimeter in the area. Due to the quick response of KSP both males were located approximately one half mile from the scene and taken into custody without incident by KSP Trooper Kevin Thacker. Anthony D. Roberts 28 years old of Pikeville, Ky. was arrested and charged with one count of Robbery First Degree and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center. Anthony John Puett 29 years old of Dorton, Ky. was also arrested and charged with one count of Robbery First Degree and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center.

This incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Jimmy Anderson.

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