"Dad" Bandit Nabbed


Last week we told you about a bank robber who passed a note to the teller, saying he needed the money to get help for his child. Then word came that the robber had gone on the lam with his blind and disabled son in tow. Now, he has been captured in Washington, D.C.

What began as a bank robbery here at this Wells Fargo branch turned into an Amber Alert as the FBI tightened the noose on Suspect Daryl Brown who had taken his severely handicapped eight-year-old son Kyle back east.

Father and son both live in Winnemucca. The 32-year-old Brown drove east with his son who is blind and a quadriplegic following the robbery, and the two were finally caught in Washington D.C.

It all started with Brown allegedly robbing a Wells Fargo Branch in South Reno; he was not visibly armed and handed the clerk a note stating he was doing this to save his child. The FBI says a picture of Brown was caught by the bank’s surveillance camera, along with the description first given to investigators.

Daryl Brown shares custody of his child with his ex wife, and Kyle is handicapped to the point where he needs special care around the clock, which includes a professional caregiver.

Now the FBI stated they were more concerned about Kyle’s welfare than the arrest of Brown, and that's why they were in contact with states back east in an attempt to get Amber Alerts issued.

According to those on the scene in Washington, Kyle is fine, but we don't know when he will be returning to Nevada.


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