A Minnesota bank robbery has made one local TV reporter a national star today as the reporter told the story of a bank robbery on-air and the criminal returned to the scene of the crime. During the live TV report the robber came back to commit yet another robbery at the same bank during the live TV broadcast.
The on-air reporter was standing in front of a Minnesota bank and telling the story of the bank robbery that took place the day before. He was doing fine until he was interrupted by a bank employee pointing out the same robber who had just robbed the bank again!
Adam Sallet was standing outside of the Sterling State Bank in Rochester when he was interrupted by the bank robbery. Sallet became a bit flustered as he appeared not to sure what to do next. He was live on-air and the bank robber was getting away, reports DB Techno News on December 16.
Sallet dealt with the situation professionally saying on-air “Oh, that’s the robber.” He then told the TV viewing audience, “This is live TV, folks. That’s the robber, just went by, according to the bank employee. So, I’ve got to go here and call 911. I’ll talk to you later.” The robber was never seen on camera, but he didn’t need to be, as Sallet was more interesting than any bank heist!
It is not clear if Sallet called 911 or not, but somebody did. While the robber initially got away he was caught later that day. Reports indicate that a description of the bank robber’s vehicle was given to the police and they spotted the suspect’s vehicle on U.S. Highway 52.
Minnesota State Patrol arrested a 36-year-old Rochester man when he was pulled over south of Minneapolis. This man is not only the suspect they were looking for who robbed the Sterling State Bank two days in a row, but he is suspected in a string of bank robberies in the region. This is what Sallet was reporting on when the robber interrupted his broadcast.
CBS News reports that Police Capt. John Sherwin said in both robberies, the suspect presented a note and escaped with money. The suspect, who was arrested Tuesday near the Twin Cities, north of Rochester, is identified as Ryan Russell Liskow, 36. He was caught thanks to a little luck on the side of the police department.
Rochester police lieutenant Mike Sadauskis said, “Fortunately for us, we had a police officer that was returning from a Twin Cities training class and he spotted the [suspect’s] van on Highway 52 and called it in.”
Check out Sallet in the above video as he handles his live report after being told that the bank robber just went running by with the money! Sallet’s “interrupted live shot” has been viewed by the thousands on YouTube, which is the video seen above.