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Reno patrol officer arrests suspect within minutes of bank robbery

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Reno police badgeA suspect in a north Reno bank robbery was arrested within minutes of the robbery this afternoon.

At a little after 2 p.m., the suspect entered the Bank of America at 4998 W. 7th St. and approached a teller window when it was his turn. He then displayed a handgun and robbed the teller of an undisclosed amount of money. The handgun was later discovered to be a toy gun but has a realistic appearance.

Within minutes of the robbery, a Reno patrol officer located and arrested the suspect, 42-year-old Matthew Oliver. The FBI has assumed the investigation and will be taking Oliver into federal custody.

Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115 or Secret Witness at 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.

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