Richmond police arrested a man Friday in connection with the robbery of PNC Bank on Main Street.
Jeremy Bierbaum, 31, who formerly lived on Keystone Drive in Richmond, was charged with first-degree robbery, fleeing police, and tampering with evidence.
Shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday, a robbery was reported at the bank at 275 East Main Street, Police Chief Larry Brock said in a news release. A man had entered the bank, pretended to be interested in a loan, then announced a robbery.
The man implied that he had a weapon, Brock said. The man fled north on Collins Street toward East Irvine Street after demanding and receiving an undisclosed amount of money.
Officers saw a man near East Irvine and E streets who fit the robber's description. He later was identified as Bierbaum.
Bierbaum ran into a wooded area. As officers followed, they saw Bierbaum pulling money from his pockets and discarding it, the news release said.
Officers arrested Bierbaum after he tried to enter a home in the 500 block of East Irvine Street.
Officers picked up the discarded money but were determining whether all the money was recovered. No weapon was recovered. Bierbaum was being held in the Madison County jail.