Suspect robs bank in Tacoma, arrested less than 15 minutes later

Police arrested a bank robbery suspect less than 15 minutes after responding to the scene Wednesday afternoon. 

According to Tacoma Police Department (TPD), officers responded to a bank robbery on the corner of N. Tacoma Ave. and N. 1st St. at 1:36 p.m. The first officer on scene spoke to a witness who described the suspect as a white man wearing a green jacket and camouflage pants. Authorities say the suspect handed a note to the bank teller demanding money, implying he had a weapon. The suspect then took off with the money.

The officer immediately reviewed surveillance video and sent pictures of the suspect to other officers patrolling the area. At 1:49 p.m., another officer spotted the suspect a few blocks away and arrested him without incident. 

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The suspect, a 22-year-old man, was booked into the Pierce County Jail for Robber in the First Degree and an unrelated warrant. 

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