Police: Driver turns in man who took cab to rob bank

West Virginia 25-year-old faces charges in robbery


A West Virginia man is facing charges after he allegedly took a cab to a West Virginia bank and robbed it. The cab driver turned him in after recognizing the suspect on social media, police said.

A West Virginia man allegedly took a cab to a bank robbery and the driver turned him in after recognizing the suspect's photo on social media, The Associated Press reported.

Ryan Michael Stepanian, 25, is facing charges in two bank robberies, one on Monday in Charles Town and one on Friday in Ranson, according to police, the AP reported.

Police said cab driver George Lyon picked up Stepanian from an apartment, drove him to the Charles Town bank and dropped him at a park, the AP reported.

Lyon told police he recognized Stepanian in a photo on social media in a post related to the Friday robbery, the AP reported.

When Stepanian was arrested, he allegedly had cash and a bank-robbery note on his person, police said, the AP reported.

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