CRIME
12/22/2011 04:41 pm ET

Aaron Randolph Allegedly Robs PNC Banks In Indianapolis Using Glue Gun: Police

This is one sticky stick up.

A robber held up an Indianapolis, Ind. bank armed with a glue gun, police allege.

The crook threatened bank employees with the arts and crafts tool at around 1:40 p.m. on Monday and claimed he was carrying a bomb, investigators told The Indy Channel.

Believing the glue gun was a real firearm, tellers handed over an unspecified amount of cash and the perp fled.

But the bank robber's plan came unglued rather quickly, according to authorities.

Officers following a lead about a stolen vehicle believed to have been abandoned by the crook encountered the suspect hiding in a garage less than a mile from the scene of the crime, The Indianapolis Star reports.

Using footage from surveillance cameras, investigators with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force identified the suspect as Aaron Randolph and took him into custody, WISH TV reports.

Police say they recovered the stolen money and the glue gun, which had been wrapped in black electrical tape. They also determined that the bomb wasn't actually explosive.

Randolph, 23, is being held on $80,000 bond, according to the Indianapolis Metro Police Department website.

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