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Erlanger Officer: TV Reporter's Interview Request Led to Capture of Alleged Bank Robber

The man accused of robbing multiple banks and attempting a robbery at a gas station was captured on Thursday in Erlanger.

Zachary William Prince, 34, was taken into custody late Thursday evening and is facing a first degree robbery charge when he appears in Kenton District Court on Friday.

Erlanger Police Sergeant Jon Sterling posted the following message to Facebook:

This afternoon Megan O'Rourke from FOX19 asked me to do an interview about the recent robberies in NKY. Had it not been for Miss O'Rourke asking me to come out I would not have been on the road this evening, would not have seen Zachary Prince of Elsmere, and wouldn't have had the chance to stop him while he was back in route to his residence. Thanks to all the officers that backed me up and to Erlanger Dispatch for sending me officers so quickly. Right place right time and a lot of great coworkers. I hope we helped save time and energy for everyone involved. This was a team effort by EPD and all the other agencies that got their info out so quickly and efficiently. I think Megan has a pretty cool news story for tonight.

Prince's most recent alleged hit was at a 5/3 Bank in Covington, which followed alleged robberies at banks in Erlanger and Ft. Mitchell.

-Staff report

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Zachary Prince (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)