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Police arrest man accused of robbing Fifth-Third bank location in west Columbus

The robbery happened at the bank located inside the Kroger on Soldano Boulevard on Jan. 20.
Credit: Columbus Division of Police

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Division Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a Fifth-Third Bank located inside a Kroger last week on the city's west side.

Columbus police say the suspect walked into the Kroger on Soldano Boulevard on Jan. 20 and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The teller gave the suspect an unknown amount of cash. The suspect left the store and drove off in a White Ford Flex.

The suspect was later identified as 34-year-old Nicholas Wittekind. Police say Wittekind was arrested after going on a mini crime spree.

Police said it was determined Wittekind robbed a Big Lots and Kroger and stole the vehicle on Jan. 18.

After robbing the bank, police said he also robbed a Target, Old Navy and Michael's.

Officers were able to apprehend Wittekind as he was fleeing the last robbery.