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Bank-robbery suspect's biggest mistake: Using a bicycle as a getaway car

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I thought everyone had seen Hollywood movies in which an armed criminal brazenly sticks up a bank, then races his bags of cash outside and hops into a souped-up vehicle capable of outrunning any cop car that dares to follow. But apparently Dion K. Morgan was movie-deprived, because after allegedly knocking over Liberty Savings Bank, at 7575 W. Jewell Avenue, he tried to get away on... a bicycle.

Morgan made it about a mile (maybe) before being grabbed by members of the Lakewood Police Department near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Carr Street. He's expected to be charged with armed robbery -- and extreme environmental friendliness! Look below for more details from the LPD.

Bank Robbery Suspect Apprehended

November 17, 2009

At about 9:44 this morning, the Lakewood Police Department was notified of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Liberty Savings Bank at 7575 W. Jewell Avenue. Lakewood Police Agents arrived at 9:45 a.m. and confirmed that a robbery had taken place. Employees of the bank furnished a detailed description of the male robber including the fact that he was armed with a handgun and had left the scene on a bicycle, with an undisclosed amount of cash.

At about 9:50 a.m. additional responding Lakewood Police Agents located a suspect matching the description on a bicycle in the area of Florida Ave. and Carr St. The suspect was stopped and contacted by agents who discovered both a handgun and money in his possession.

As a result of both evidence and witness testimony, 41-year-old Dion K. Morgan (08-31-68) of Lakewood was arrested and transported the Lakewood Police Department for booking. It is expected that Morgan will face charges of armed robbery as well as the possibility of additional charges. He will eventually be transferred to the Jefferson County Jail and will most likely make a first appearance tomorrow.

Due to the possibility that detectives will use Morgan's mug shot in line-ups, it is unavailable for the time being.

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