KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - After getting some help from an observant witness, Kalamazoo officers were able to arrest a suspect who, officers say, robbed the Keystone Community Bank Friday afternoon.
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officials tell 24 Hour News 8 the suspect walked into the bank on Oakland Drive, passed a note to a teller demanding money.
A weapon was not seen or mentioned during the robbery. After receiving some money, the suspect left the bank in a pickup truck driven by another individual.
In a news release, authorities say "A very observant person was able to provide the license plate, a detailed description of the robber, the driver, the truck and the direction of travel." Officers found the truck at Westnedge and Kilgore and pulled the truck over.
The driver was the only one in the truck, but the driver said he had just dropped off the passenger at an apartment complex on Duke Street.
Officers went to the apartment complex, located the suspect and took him into custody.
The suspect is a black man in his mid-to-late 30s, 6'1'', 250 lbs who was wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and a cream colored hat. His name has not been released and he is expected to be arraigned on Monday.
Police say the suspect was arrested in 2006 for bank robbery and was just released on parole in April.
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