Man accused of robbing Paducah's First National Bank arrested Friday


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

PADUCAH, Ky. - Police in Paducah, Kentucky say they have the man responsible for robbing a bank in mid-June.

Police charged 47-year-old Robert P. Riley of Arlington, Kentucky with second degree robbery.

On June 14, a man walked in to First National Bank located on Jefferson Street.  Employees say he walked behind the counter and demanded money.  After getting some cash, he ran out of the building.

Employees say the man didn't display or threaten them with a weapon.

After an investigation, Paducah Police developed Riley as a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest Friday.  A Graves County Sheriff's deputy arrested him in Wingo a few hours later.  Paducah Police went to Graves County, picked him up and brought Riley back to McCracken County late in the afternoon.

Police seized his red, 200 Chevrolet Blazer as evidence.

Earlier story:

PADUCAH, Ky. - The search is on for a bank robber.

It happened at the FNB Bank on 6th and Jefferson in Paducah, Kentucky around 2:20 p.m.

Employees told police the robber walked into the bank, went behind the counter and demanded money.  The employees gave him some cash.

At the time of the crime, police say the man, standing between 5'11" and 6'2", was wearing a full-faced ski mask with gloves, a white long sleeve shirt with no collar and blue jeans.  Police say the man didn't show a weapon, nor did he threaten to use a weapon. 

After getting the money, he ran out of the bank and headed west on Jefferson.

If you have any information about the crime, call Paducah Police at (270) 443-TELL or Crime Stoppers at (270) 444-8550.