Man accused of robbing Denver bank, using light rail for escape, formally charged

Michael Whitington found on light rail by police

DENVER - Denver prosecutors say they have formally charged a man accused of robbing a bank and then using light rail to try to make his get-away.

Michael Whitington, 45 is charged with one count of robbery, according to the Denver District Attorney's Office.

The charge alleges that on Tuesday, at around 5 p.m., Whitington robbed a bank on the 16th Street Mall, between Welton and California streets, and then boarded a light rail train. 

Police stopped the train a few blocks away and took Whitington into custody without incident.

He remains in custody with bond set at $5,000.

Whitington is scheduled to appear in Denver County court on Tuesday to be advised of the charge.

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