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Retired Ohio officer charged in bank robbery

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a retired Dayton police detective on charges of robbing a bank in eastern Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the Guernsey County grand jury indicted 49-year-old David Hirst on Tuesday. The newspaper says Hirst retired in November 2011 after 25 years with the Dayton department.

Prosecutor Daniel Padden said Hirst handed a note demanding cash to a teller at a U.S. Bank branch in Cambridge on Nov. 1, then fled with $60,000. Police say he was armed when he was arrested in the bank parking lot.

Several downtown blocks were evacuated after Hirst told officers he had an explosive device. The device later was determined to be a fake.

Charges include aggravated robbery and inducing panic.

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