An alleged robber’s disguise – women’s panties – wasn’t enough to keep witnesses from identifying him, leading to an arrest by Indiana police, officials said.
A man brandishing a large knife and covering his face with underwear robbed a convenience store in Franklin, Ind. Monday. He made off with cash, cigarettes and a lighter, WRTV, Indianapolis reported Wednesday.
Despite the disguise, both a customer and the station clerk were able to give police a description of the robber detailed enough to lead police to set up surveillance around a Franklin home.
Officers spotted Larry Bernard stumbling and intoxicated with a 12-inch knife in his waistband, Franklin Police Lt Chris Tennell said.
Panties, cash, cigarettes and a lighter matching the stolen one were found in his pockets, police said.
Bernard was taken to Johnson County Jail and held on $21,000 bond, WRTV reported.
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