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|Robbery Date/Time:||3-15-2013 4:05 PM|
|Location:||3655 N High St|
|Lead Investigator/Agency:||Detective Mike Longworth|
On March 15, 2013, at approximately 4:05pm, Kenneth Horsley entered the Case Bank at 3655 N High St. wearing a disguised that included a fake beard, fedora hat, sunglasses and gloves. Horsley immediately announced he had a gun and began pacing back and forth amongst the tellers demanding money. This Chase Bank is set up differently than a typical bank and the tellers do not have traditional cash drawers. A teller went to the vault to get money for Horsley, but Horsley got impatient and left before obtaining any money.
A Short time later, Horsley, wearing the same disguise, entered the US Bank 5020 N High St, looked around the bank and left without attempting a robbery. A teller recognized Horsley from previous bank robbery surveillance photos and called the police. A few minutes later, at approximately 4:14 pm, a witness observed Horsley behind PNC Bank, N High St and Weisheimer Rd, wearing the same disguise and acting suspicious. The witness watched Horsley get into a grey Kia with no license plate and drive away. The witness followed Horsley and called 911. The witness eventually lost Horsley in an apartment complex near High and Morse.
Officers responded to the area Horsley was last seen and located Horsley. A high speed pursuit ensued and Horsley crashed into a building at N High St and Amazon Pl. Horsley exited his vehicle and fled on foot. A Columbus PD K-9 bit Horsley and took him to the ground. Horsley was apprehended without further incident. Horsley confessed to that day’s robbery, but denied all other robberies. Horsley was charged with one count Agg Robbery and slated into FCJ. Horsley will eventually be charged with all the bank robberies associated with the “Bad Beard Bandit.”
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