Shortly after a suspect who inferred that he had a gun robbed the Scott Credit Union on Carlyle Avenue at noon Saturday, a 36-year-old man was arrested and taken to the Belleville Police Department jail where he remains.
No one was injured, and police did not report whether money was taken.
A police statement said, “The suspect demanded money from a teller and inferred he had a gun,” but no gun was displayed.
While the suspect was not identified by name because charges have not been filed, he was described to police by bank personnel as a black male, with a heavy build wearing a blue shirt and shorts who fled in a silver Chrysler 300 with white stripes on the hood. A witness was able to provide a partial license plate number.
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The suspect was arrested without incident as the result of a traffic stop at West Boulevard at Mallard Drive.
The FBI has been contacted and agents are assisting Belleville police in an ongoing investigation.
According to a police statement, detectives plan to ask for formal charges from prosecutors on Monday.