Suspected bank robber caught during traffic stop
A man suspected of robbing two branches of First Harrison Bank last week was arrested Thursday following a traffic stop.
Travis M. Ruby, 18, Louisville, was stopped for speeding on Interstate 265 in Floyd County just after noon on Thursday by Indiana State Police Sgt. Manville Nagle.
Ruby was driving a maroon 1998 Ford F-150 when he was stopped. (Last week, police were looking for a small, white passenger car, possibly a Toyota or Honda, with black wheels and no hubcaps that had been seen in the area of the banks prior to the robberies.)
During the stop, Nagle learned that Ruby was ‘a person of interest’ in the March 22 robbery of First Harrison Bank’s Highlander Point branch, in Floyd County.
Ruby was taken to the Sellersburg state police post where he was interviewed then arrested for the robbery. He was taken to the Floyd County Jail.
Indiana State Police detectives are seeking charges against Ruby in Harrison County for the robbery of the First Harrison Bank’s New Salisbury branch. That robbery occurred about 9:30 Thursday morning.
An undisclosed amount of cash was taken at both robberies, police said. Ruby did not display a weapon at either branch, police said, and no one was injured.