Former Ohio officer gets 9.5 years in bank robbery
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, 26 May 2013 07:08

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former longtime detective has been sentenced to 9½ years in prison for robbing an eastern Ohio bank and triggering the evacuation of several downtown Cambridge blocks by telling police he had an explosive device.

David Hirst pleaded guilty last month to aggravated robbery, grand theft, kidnapping, inducing panic and weapons charges.

The 50-year-old worked for Dayton police for 25 years, many of them as a fraud detective, before retiring in November 2011.

Hirst robbed $60,000 from the bank on Nov. 1 after handing a note to a teller. An explosive device Hirst told police that he had turned out to be a fake.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( that at his sentencing on Friday, Hirst said he had not been himself and was experiencing difficulties since retiring.


Information from: Dayton Daily News,

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


Front Page Stories

'Actors' lap up stardom
04/19/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor
article thumbnail

Margot (performed by Madison Zavitz) interacts with Bruiser (performed by Nugget). (Enoc [ ... ]

Elmwood graduate Trevor Lee shares his Yosemite experience
04/19/2014 | JORDAN CRAVENS Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

Trevor Lee has traveled to 40 states, and most recently spent 10 months at Yosemite Nati [ ... ]

Other Front Page Articles