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Police identify man accused of robbing bank on Saturday

Suspected bank robber Tamas Horvath Image by COURTESY OF LVMPD

Police identify man accused of robbing bank on Saturday

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Feb 4, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police have identified the man accused of robbing a bank on Saturday and was then shot while being pursued by police as 40-year-old Tamas Horvach from California.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Horvach traveled to Las Vegas on Thursday in hopes of selling some property but was unsuccessful.

Horvach is accused of attempting to rob the U.S. Bank on South Rainbow Boulevard near Sahara Avenue at about 1 p.m. Sunday.

He entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. Afterwards, he attempted to flee but was tracked down by LVMPD.

During his attempted to escape pursuing police officers, Horvach entered two houses. The resident of the second house shot at Horvach during the incident.

He was eventually cornered in a backyard where Horvach aimed his gun at officers.

Police were then able to arrest Horvach. Police recovered one handgun and $6,555 at the time of the arrest.

Horvach told police that he was sorry for what he had done and for scaring the bank tellers and home owners. He also told police that he is originally from Hungary and is now in the country illegally.

Horvach is being charged with attempted murder of a police officer with a deadly weapon; resisting a police officer with a deadly weapon; two counts of burglary with a firearm; home invasion with a deadly weapon; shooting into an occupied structure; and attempted burglary with a firearm.




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