back to top

A Reporter Covering A Bank Robbery Saw The Suspect Fleeing After Robbing The Bank Again

"I gotta go call 911."

Posted on

Adam Sallet of KIMT in Rochester was reporting on a bank robbery that occurred on Monday when the same man allegedly robbed the bank again.

Facebook: video.php

In a follow-up report, Sallet said he had seen the suspect heading into the bank and thought he looked weird. But he said he didn't "really think anything of it."

Facebook: video.php

He said he spoke to police immediately about what he had seen.

"Once I left that screen, my first instinct was to see if I could see the suspect anywhere else and also call 911 as fast as possible," Sallet said in a story on the station's website.


The Rochester Police Department arrested the suspect in both robberies, 36-year-old Ryan Liskow, later on Tuesday. Spokesman Mike Sadauskis told KIMT that Sallet's information was helpful to their investigation.

"It was somewhat coincidental, somewhat purposeful because he was here getting the story for yesterday but very unusual," Sadauskis told the station. "We've talked to Adam and he's provided us with some good information."

Sallet didn't return a request for comment from BuzzFeed News, but said on Twitter he is happy everyone was safe.

This has been quite the day, glad everyone in the bank is okay. Also glad authorities arrested the suspect. #rochmn @KIMTNews3

And even had a sense of humor about the situation.

Setting up for my live shot. I doubt a criminal will be jogging past me, but you never know. Watch @KIMTNews3 #rochmn

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Stephanie McNeal at

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.