Shreveport police arrest suspected bank robber

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 7:24pm

Shreveport Police have arrested a local man who robbed a downtown Shreveport bank after threatening tellers with a package he claimed concealed a bomb.

At approximately 2:42 p.m. this afternoon, patrol officers were dispatched out to the Community Trust Bank in the 400 block of Travis Street relative to a robbery.

Upon arrival, officers learned that an elderly male suspect entered the bank armed with a package that he indicated to a teller contained a bomb.

The suspect demanded money and, after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash from the teller, fled the scene of the crime on foot, leaving the package in the bank.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Just moments later, Officer Joel Davidson observed a suspect fitting the description of the robber in the 500 block of Edwards Street.

Officer Davidson detained the suspect and, assisted by detectives, determined that the man he had stopped was indeed responsible for the robbery.

Investigators recovered the stolen loot on the suspect’s person as well.

Detectives have now charged 71 year old Nolan Williams of the 700 block of Merrick Street in Shreveport with one count of armed robbery and are in the process of booking him into the Shreveport City Jail.

Officials with the Shreveport Fire Department were on scene to investigate the package left in the bank by the suspect and at approximately 5:00 p.m., they were wrapping up operations there and the streets were being reopened.

A mugshot of Williams was not immediately available.

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