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Neighbors react to Kendallville bank robbery

One man is in custody after he allegedly robbed a Kendallville bank. Neighbors said they're shocked.

Posted: Dec. 16, 2017 11:04 PM

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WFFT)- One man is in custody after allegedly robbing a bank in Kendallville Saturday morning.

It happened just after 10:00 a.m. at the Campbell and Fetter Bank on E. North Street. The suspect fled in a car, but a state trooper tried to block him in his truck. The suspect rammed the police truck, and the trooper fired his weapon, but did not hit the suspect.

He was eventually captured by other officers.

Right across the street from the bank is a neighborhood that seems quiet. Residents said they're shocked that this kind of thing would happen there.

"We're such a small town that normally our little, local banks are pretty safe it seems like," said Jillian Stanley.

That wasn't the case today, though. Stanley said she saw the police activity after the bank was robbed.

"I was shocked, curious, but I just kept going when I drove by," she said.

She said while the news is surprising, she still feels safe in her neighborhood. Others are on edge after the robbery.

"It really floored me when my daughter-in-law told me about it," said Rhonda Shepherd.

Shepherd said even with the suspect in custody, she'll hold her grandchildren a little closer.

"To protect my grand kids, I will leave my doors locked and be outside with them like we always are when they're outside. I mean, that's real shocking," she said.

Other residents said the robbery was scary, but they commend police for working so quickly.

Police told WFFT this incident is still under investigation.

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