A report received Tuesday morning from the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department:
An Indiana man has been arrested in Michigan after allegedly robbing five different banking institutions in two states.
Special Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working with Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department detectives, captured the suspected bank robber that has plagued Michigan and Indiana since this summer.
Officials stated that Dennis Carl Love, 59, South Bend, was taken into custody on December 27th. The arrest took place during a traffic stop after Love, allegedly, attempted to rob the Martin, Michigan, branch bank of PNC.
F.B.I. agents stated that Allegan County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan, arrested Love while driving the originally described “get-away-vehicle”, a 1997 silver colored Ford Escort station wagon that was sought by numerous law enforcement agencies.
Officials from the F.B.I. were provided consent to search Love’s residence in South Bend. There they located additional evidence to implicate him in the various robberies. It was also discovered that Love had conducted each of the five successful and two attempted bank robberies while in the possession of a handgun, but never displaying it.
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Detectives and Kosciusko County Prosecutor Dan Hampton are currently working with Michigan and federal officials to also place additional charges for the robbery of the Leesburg branch of the Farmers State Bank on July 12th of this year. F.B.I. agents are currently seeking an indictment on federal charges, at which point Love will be transferred into federal custody in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office advises that the defendant’s charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.