A surveillance photo which helped police
identify Victor Carp as a suspect in the March
12 robbery of the U.S. Bank in Lawrenceburg.
Dearborn County Sheriff's Office
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A Lawrenceburg man is being charged with holding up a bank earlier this month.
The U.S. Bank on Walnut Street in downtown Lawrenceburg was robbed March 12.
Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit detectives did not have to go far to find the suspect. He had fled on foot following the morning robbery and was seen by a witness entering an apartment building a short distance from the bank.
Police believed the suspect had entered the building only to leave through a rear door and continue his getaway.
Detectives interviewed Victor Carp in the apartment building the day of the robbery and arrested him for a warrant on an unrelated case.
Later Saturday, investigators released good surveillance photos of the suspect to the local media. That led to several calls from tipsters identifying Carp, 23, as the suspect. He was charged following interviews with witnesses in Dearborn and Ripley counties and northern Kentucky.
Victor Karp was charged with Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, and Theft. Kristen M. VanWinkle, 26, was also charged in connection with the robbery according to Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard's Facebook page.
“This was a long and meticulous process that played out over the past week, and Detective (Barry) Bridges did a great job with the investigation,” said DCSCU Detective Tom McKay.
“Detective Bridges was just recently assigned full-time to the Special Crimes Unit by newly elected Sheriff Mike Kreinhop along with Sheriff’s Investigative Commander, Major Jack Prarat. This additional personnel has already been a great asset to the Special Crimes Unit and we are sure it will continue to contribute to our success in such cases.”