US police have confirmed a man has been arrested after he robbed a bank to pay for his wedding venue and ring, the day before he was meant to get married.
On October 4, the Trinity County Sheriff released an alert warning the public of a âsuspect at largeâ and explained the Citizens State Bank in Groveton, Texas was robbed at about 11.30am that day.
Photos of the suspect were circulated on social media: âWe want this guy today, so please help!â the sheriffâs office wrote on Facebook.
Later on Friday, Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace announce a suspect, Heath Edward Bumpous, was in custody and a few moments later the sheriff went live on Facebook to announce details of the robbery.
According to Sheriff Wallace, who gave a video update on Facebook, the suspect âdemanded moneyâ from the teller at the bank and suggested he had a gun.
Sheriff Wallace then went on to explain how Bumpous ended up in police custody.
âHis fiancĂ©e who he was supposed to marry tomorrow was able to get in touch with him on the phone when she saw our post on Facebook – she knew it was him,â Sheriff Wallace said.
âShe contacted him and asked him if he robbed a bank.â
Eventually, his fiancĂ©e told Bumpous she knew it was him and she reportedly told him to turn himself in.
Bumpous later turned himself in the hands of police.
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