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Caught in the act: Off-duty officer arrests man wanted by FBI for 8 bank robberies

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 15:06:44-04

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — A man wanted by the FBI for allegedly robbing eight banks was caught in the act and arrested by an off-duty police officer on Monday.

The FBI says 51-year-old Fletcher Dorsett had just robbed his ninth bank, a Bank of America in White Marsh, when off-duty Baltimore County Police officer, E. Legge arrested him as he was trying to flee.

Legge was inside the bank on Honeygo Boulevard, when unbeknownst to him, Dorsett walked up to the next teller and placed a backpack on the counter.

Minutes later, Dorsett left, at which point the teller said the bank had just been robbed.

Officer Legge then chased after Dorsett across the bank parking lot, and was able to take him into custody.

The first on-duty officer to arrive, R. Cross, recognized Dorsett from the FBI's wanted list

Dorsett had most recently robbed a bank in Baltimore on Friday and a Wells Fargo Bank in Annapolis on October 16.

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The FBI had been offering a $5,000 reward for his arrest.

Currently Dorsett is being held without bail, in the custody of the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.