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Police: Bank robber caught after holding 3 hostage in car-jacking

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William Ethridge (Source: LVMPD) William Ethridge (Source: LVMPD)
A man robbed a bank then held three people hostage, according to Metro Police. (Gai Phanalasy / FOX5) A man robbed a bank then held three people hostage, according to Metro Police. (Gai Phanalasy / FOX5)
Supected bank robber and kidnapper, William Ethridge, is shown in this surveillance camera photo (LVMPD). Supected bank robber and kidnapper, William Ethridge, is shown in this surveillance camera photo (LVMPD).
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A robbery suspect was arrested after a car-jacking where three were held hostage Tuesday, according to Metro Police.

Police said the man identified as William Ethridge, came into WestStar Credit Union, on 110 East Harmon, and robbed several bank tellers at gunpoint. He took on male teller with him as a hostage.

On his way out of the bank, he stopped a married couple, forced them to give him a ride along with the teller.  Metro said he was then holding the three people hostage. 

The victims later dropped the suspect off and he fled to a Harley Davidson dealership on Russell and Las Vegas Boulevard where he was arrested after trying to purchase a motorcycle with the stolen money.

After he exited the vehicle, the victims fled the area and contacted police. 

There were no known injuries, police said.

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