Indiana Firefighter Charged with Robbing Bank

An Avon, Indiana firefighter has been arrested and charged with robbing a bank last week in Brazil, Indiana.

Bryan E. Anderson, 39, was arrested shortly after the robbery last Friday evening by Indiana State Police. Anderson was driving a vehicle that matched the description of the getaway car. A 16 year veteran firefighter, he has been placed on administrative leave by the Washington Township / Avon Fire Department.

Police say the robber slipped a teller at the First Financial Bank a note demanding money, and the teller complied. Witnesses provided police with a description of the robber’s vehicle.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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