Minnesota Reporter Identifies Bank Robber Live on Air

Reporter Adam Sallet recognized bank robbery suspect while covering the incident the following day.
1:18 | 12/17/15

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Transcript for Minnesota Reporter Identifies Bank Robber Live on Air
Next tonight, the local reporter live on the scene after a bank robbery in Minnesota, when authorities say the alleged criminal then returns. Here's ABC's Clayton Sandell. Reporter: It began at this Rochester, Minnesota, bank. Police say this suspected robber got away with thousands of dollars. The next day, reporter Adam sallet was covering the story when this happened -- Tyler, just 24 hours ago, this bank in -- That guy right there. What? That's the robber. Oh, that's the robber. Ah -- this is live TV, folks. That's the robber, just went by. According to the bank employee. So, I got to go here and call 911. I'll talk to you later. Reporter: And only after the suspect is caught, station KIMT realized they recorded him just before the report. Apparently oblivious to that camera, coming back to allegely rob the bank again. This is -- a crazy day. Reporter: Today, cops gave sallet his own badge. Even if it is just a sticker. Well, thank you. It's important to get the story, but it is also important for the police to know as much information as soon as possible. Reporter: For one of those rare times you just can't help becoming part of the story. Clayton Sandell, ABC news, Denver. Good for Adam. He called 911 first, put the microphone right down.

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