Thursday, July 17, 2003

Clermont County couple held in January bank robbery case



By Marie McCain
The Cincinnati Enquirer

MIAMI TWP. - Authorities have arrested a husband and wife thought to be responsible for a January bank robbery inside a Kroger store on Ohio 28 in this northwestern Clermont County community.

Robert I. Moore, 26, was jailed Wednesday in lieu of $5 million bond.

His wife, Michelle A. Moore, 23, was detained in lieu of $1 million bond. The couple live in Union Township, Clermont County.

Prosecutors and other authorities involved did not return phone calls Wednesday to explain the high bonds assigned the couple.

Police say Robert Moore brandished a gun inside the Fifth Third Bank in Kroger's Mulberry Square store Jan. 15 and demanded money. He allegedly fled the bank and got into a car, which police say was driven by his wife.

Robert Moore is charged with one count of aggravated robbery.

Michelle Moore is charged with one count of complicity to aggravated robbery.

They are being held in the Clermont County Jail and have been scheduled for another court appearance July 23.

Investigators are trying to determine if the couple is responsible for any other bank robberies in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

E-mail mmccain@enquirer.com




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