DA Commends Willistown PD for Nabbing Bank Robber

The police even used an old movie-style trick to gather evidence on the robber—and it worked.

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan presented a commendation to the Willistown Police Department at a township meeting Tuesday night. 

The commendation recognized excellent police work in the investigation of a bank robbery that lead to the arrest of 31-year-old Malvern resident Kim Nguyen.

The commendation was only the third one given out in Chester County this year.

Hogan, a Willistown resident, was in his second day as DA when he got the report of a bank robbery in Willistown on Jan. 3. During the commendation ceremony, he recounted his response that day.

"Willistown? I'm like, eh, don't worry about it. That guy doesn't stand a chance, because the Willistown PD will take care of this, no problem," Hogan said, though he did send detectives from his office to assist in the investigation.

Watch the attached video to see how the police built a strong case against the bank robber.

The Willistown Police officers stacked up a pile of evidence against Nguyen, including using a trick sometimes seen in movies and TV shows. When they searched Nguyen's home, the detectives checked the indentations on a notepad, revealing the traces of the ransom note used in the robbery.

area man November 16, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Mr. Kennedy, in response to JoeT's comment, I see a "flag as inappropriate" button, but I don't see a "flag as idiotic" button. Could you please add one for future idiotic comments. Thanks.
Pete Kennedy November 16, 2012 at 11:13 AM
JoeT's comment has been removed because the user violated our terms of service. We'll get the scientists working on the "flag as idiotic" button.
JoeT November 16, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Lighten up buddy!! Nothing inappropriate about it. This is a web site were people bash each other all the time and Pete lets them get away with it. Now suddenly Pete is afraid someone might get their feelings hurt. Come on!! These guys are big boys, they probably laughed themselves.
Pete Kennedy November 16, 2012 at 06:09 PM
JoeT, Comment moderation is a series of judgement calls. You were probably just joking around, but you were anonymously mocking people's appearance. I was admittedly on the fence about your comment, so I sent you an email. The email bounced back because you supplied a fake address (violating our terms of service), so I deleted your comment. Malvern Patch is not a place where people bash each other all the time, as you suggest. Comments do get out of hand at times, particularly in cross-posted stories about politics, but I do my best to keep the local discussions civil and intelligent. I appreciate folks' cooperation and understanding to that end. Thanks.
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