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