South Bend bank robbery suspect arrested with help from Crime Stoppers tip


By: Krystal Vivian

A man suspected of robbing a South Bend bank on Monday morning was arrested in South Bend after someone left a tip with Michiana Crime Stoppers.

David Frohwerk, 39, was arrested on preliminary charges of bank robbery and auto theft, Capt. Robert Hammer with the South Bend Police Department said.

Frohwerk is believed to have stolen a 2002 Mercury Sable that he used to drive to and from the Mutual Bank on Ireland Road, Hammer said. The Mutual Bank was robbed at about 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 11.

The Sable was found by a South Bend Police Department officer who was patrolling the southeast side of South Bend on Monday night.