Arrest made in May bank robbery in Portage; man tracked to Kentucky

2012-09-05T19:07:00Z 2012-09-05T20:39:14Z Arrest made in May bank robbery in Portage; man tracked to KentuckyBy Joyce Russell joyce.russell@nwi.com, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2222 nwitimes.com

PORTAGE | An arrest had been made in the May 14 bank robbery at the Chase bank on Willowcreek and Lute roads.

Portage police detective Capt. Joe Reynolds said Jarrett McGill, 39, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal's Service in Kentucky and was transported to Porter County Jail around Aug. 11 where he is currently in custody on a class B felony robbery charge.

Officers checking a wooded area behind an apartment complex to the east of the bank where McGill allegedly ran after the robbery found a white baseball cap with a Purdue emblem matching that from the bank surveillance video.

The cap was sent for DNA testing and the Portage Police Department was notified on July 3 that based on a search of the National DNA database, that McGill was a possible match.

Police found an address for McGill in Gary, but learned that he had moved to Kentucky.

Police also conducted a photo lineup with a witness to the bank robbery who picked out McGill. Based on the information, a warrant was issued for McGill's arrest.

Reynolds said McGill was previously convicted of bank robbery and served time in jail. Reynolds said he also is suspected in other bank robberies in the Indianapolis area.

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