MOSCOW, Idaho (STPNS) -- A man who allegedly robbed the Moscow branch of Zion?s Bank shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, November 3 was taken into custody in Pullman November 4, less than 24 hours after the crime.
Ardie Adrian Ziegler, 35, was caught when Pullman police were able to triangulate his general position while he was using his cell phone after he called 911 about 9 a.m. and told the dispatcher he knew the police were looking for him and he wanted to turn himself in.
Ziegler, who?s last known address was in Bellingham, Washington, claimed he didn?t rob the bank and gave the police several false locations as to where he was. About two hours after the first call, Ziegler walked too close to a police car, was recognized and arrested.
Police allege that Ziegler handed a female teller a note that stated ?Give me your $ or else." When the teller looked up he said, ?I?m serious.?
Less than $500 was taken in the robbery, none of which was recovered when Ziegler was arrested.
Ziegler was identified through the release of surveillance photos taken during the robbery and a warrant was issued November 4 with a $50,000 bond.
Zeigler was released from the Asotin County Jail October 18, where he had been held for failure to appear on a felony charge of reckless endangerment.
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