An attempted bank robbery suspect was quickly arrested Tuesday evening after West Precinct officers found him walking along Highway 70 South less than two miles from the bank. The suspect was seen on surveillance footage at 4:55 p.m. walking up to the drive thru of Pinnacle Bank on Highway 70 South and putting a demand note in the tube system.
The handwritten note stated there was a bomb in the building and cash was to be sent back before detonation. The bank manager immediately called 911.
The suspect fled on foot and was seen on surveillance footage changing his clothes behind a nearby business.
Responding officers saw a man matching the suspect description walking near Hicks Road. The man, Mario Armstrong, 37, attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended.
Upon a search of his backpack, officers found items worn during the attempted robbery.
Armstrong was charged with attempted robbery, resisting arrest and evading arrest. Federal charges are currently under consideration.