Commerce Bank Makes a Donation to Crime Commission

QUICK CATCH: The Crime Stoppers Hotline led to a fast arrest following the robbery of the Commerce Bank branch at Utica Square on February 9. Commerce Bank made a generous donation to the program following the arrest.

Courtesy of Commerce Bank and Crime Stoppers

(TULSA)-The Crime Commission in Tulsa announced that the Commerce Bank has made a donation in support of the Crime Stoppers hotline, which led to the swift arrest in the Feb. 9 robbery of the Commerce Bank branch at Utica Square.

Commerce officials say the $1,000 donation to the Crime Commission will help fund continued efforts to prevent and address crime in the Tulsa community. Steve Austin, an executive vice president at Commerce Bank, presented the check to the Crime Commission Feb. 26 in the Tulsa Police Department’s headquarters at 600 Civic Center.

Austin was at the bank branch at the time of the robbery. An anonymous tip led to the arrest of the 72-year-old man who walked into the Commerce Bank location at 2054 Utica Square, showed a gun and demanded cash. Police arrested the man less than four hours later at a motel in east Tulsa. The robbery occured during a rash of bank heists this year.

Updated 05-18-2009

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