Facebook tip leads to Marengo bank suspect

From Local Sources


MARENGO — Police say a Facebook tip led detectives to make an arrest early Saturday in connection with a bank robbery the previous afternoon in Marengo.

Indiana State Police detectives arrested Jason Elliott, 44, of Ramsey, at 1:35 a.m. Saturday in connection with the bank robbery that had occurred at First Savings Bank in Marengo.

Police received a tip from an unidentified individual who saw a Facebook post about the bank robbery in Marengo. The information received helped identify Elliott, police said.

Detectives were able to track down Elliott late Friday night at his residence located at 8380 Jill Circle NW, Ramsey. Police were able to recover some of the money that was allegedly stolen from First Savings Bank in Marengo.

Authorities had said a white male entered the Marengo bank carrying a bag and demanded money from one of the tellers. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the male fled the bank on foot. No weapon was displayed during the robbery and no customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery.

Police say further investigation after the Marengo heist arrest also revealed Elliott allegedly committed a bank robbery at the Stock Yards Bank in Austin on July 19.

Elliott was arrested and taken to the Crawford County Jail where he is currently being held on bond on a Level 5 felony count of robbery and a Level 6 felony count of theft.

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