Lawrence bank robbery suspect arrested, police credit public’s help


James Mason, 42, of Indianapolis, was recently arrested by the Lawrence Police Dept. and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force on two preliminary counts of robbery, a Level 5 felony. The arrest was made after two bank robberies in Lawrence.


The first robbery occurred Nov. 29, 2018, at Chase Bank, 4202 N. Franklin Rd. The second bank robbery occurred Dec. 22, 2018, at Fifth Third Bank, 9025 E. 56th St. In both robberies, no weapons were displayed, but the suspect entered the bank, verbally indicated threats and demanded cash.

Mason has several other felony convictions dating back to the 1990s, including burglary, receiving stolen auto parts and battery.


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