RICHMOND, Va. -- Authorities credited the public with helping officers cuff a suspect less than 24 hours after a Richmond bank was robbed.
"We received a number of tips from the community and used those to identify the suspect," Richmond Police officials said Wednesday. "The information was broadcast to RPD officers."
Richmond Police said 26-year-old Marcus D. Griffis robbed the Suntrust Bank on Forest Hill Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Griffis passed a note to a teller around 4:15 p.m. and left with an undisclosed amount of money, according to police.
Officials said Second Precinct officers spotted Griffis near Broad Rock Road and arrested around 9 a.m.
Griffis was charged with robbery.