Man arrested in Memphis for bank robbery in Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Police have arrested a 30-year-old man they believe is responsible for a bank robbery at West Gate Bank in Lincoln on July 13.

LPD said Donnell Murphy was taken into custody by authorities in Memphis, Tennessee on Nov. 29.

He was taken into custody for three felony warrants.

An arrest warrant was issued for Murphy on July 13 after he allegedly robbed West Gate Bank, near 17th and South Streets that same day.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Murphy entered the bank, located a 2037 17th Street, just before 9 a.m., and handed the bank teller a note stating, “If I don’t’ make it out you go with me git 10,000 on the counter no funny money”.

According to the court records, Murphy then removed a silver handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the teller.

After reviewing surveillance video and releasing images to the media, LPD was able to identify Murphy.

Later in the day, around 5:20 p.m., an employee with Happy Cab was contacted by LPD after the driver indicated he picked up a man matching Donnell’s description, according to the affidavit.

The driver said he dropped the man off near 17th and South streets and was asked to wait for him while he picked up a check.

The driver said the Donnell returned 5-10 minutes later and got back in the cab carrying an envelope.

The driver then took Donnell to 2020 F Street and dropped him off.

Murphy may also have been involved in two other armed robberies in Lincoln, as well.

Bank Robbery Suspect
Bank Robbery Suspect