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Police: Robber stopped for food, cigs

Missoula, Mont. -- Police in Montana said a suspected bank robber stopped for breakfast and a pack of cigarettes before taking a cab to his hotel, where police were training.

Missoula Police Detective Sgt. Bob Bouchee said Vincent Sullivan, 64, allegedly left Sterling Savings Bank with an undisclosed amount of cash about 10 a.m. Tuesday after telling a teller he was armed and was next seen having breakfast at Liquid Planet, only a few stores away from the bank, the Missoulian reported Wednesday.

Police said Sullivan called a cab and canvassing police arrived at the restaurant only moments after the suspect left, the Missoula newspaper said. Investigators said Sullivan had the driver stop at a store so he could buy two packs of cigarettes before asking to be taken to the DoubleTree Edgewater Hotel.

Investigators said witnesses from the restaurant told them Sullivan's destination and they arrived at the hotel just as he was paying his cab fare. Additional officers came from inside the hotel, where they had been participating in a training session, police said.

Sullivan was arrested in connection with the robbery, police said.

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