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DNA leads police to suspect in 2017 Westwood bank robbery

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 13:32:40-05

CINCINNATI — Police said they discovered the identity of a man accused of robbing a bank in 2017 thanks to DNA evidence.

Two people wearing disguises and white gloves robbed the US Bank on Harrison Avenue in Westwood on Feb. 28, 2017, police said in an affidavit. One of them held bank employees at gunpoint while the other leaped over the counter and filled a black bag with more than $1,100 in cash.

The pair drove off in a gray Honda, and a witness in the bank parking lot saw its license plate, police said.

Officers were able to recover the car shortly after, and they found white gloves and a black piece of cloth inside. They recovered DNA from both, and DNA belonging to Prince Y Israel was discovered on the gloves, police said.

Israel, 28, is charged with aggravated robbery.

A judge set his bond at $150,000 Wednesday morning.