A Richmond man was arrested Thursday in connection with a bank robbery there, Richmond police said.
Eric T. Noe, 37, was charged with first-degree robbery and was being held in the Madison County jail, police said in a news release.
Chase Bank on Main Street, across the street from the county courthouse, was robbed about 10 a.m. Thursday. Employees said a man entered the bank, approached a teller and delivered a note demanding money.
No weapon was brandished, but the robber, whose face was partially covered, implied that he had one, police said.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber ran through a side door that faces South First Street. Bank employees provided police a description of the man and his clothing.
Within minutes, an officer detained Noe near his apartment in the 200 block of West Water Street, less than two blocks from the bank.
Police obtained a search warrant for Noe's apartment, where they found a backpack containing stolen cash and a box cutter, plus several items of clothing that matched descriptions of what the robber was wearing.
"The employees of the bank supplied crucial information ... in a timely manner and our officers responded perfectly," Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock said. "It was a job well done by all."