Robbery at Eureka bank; Officer's iPhone photo leads to arrest
EUREKA- A suspect has been arrested after allegedly robbing a Eureka bank and demanding cash. The Eureka Police Department arrested the suspect less than an hour after recognizing the man from an iPhone photo taken from security camera footage.
According to Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills the suspect walked into Coast Central Credit Union at 4 p.m. Wednesday approached the clerk and demanded money. Mills said he did not have a weapon, but said the employee was frightened enough that they gave up the money.
Officers from the Eureka Police Department were called to the scene. Mills said security footage clearly revealed the suspect and the officer took a photo and texted it to on duty officers. One officer was able to recognize the suspects and had remembered his last location.
Mills said the suspect was found with money in his pocket and was arrested on scene. "I think ingenuity and innovation played the role, whether it's technology, or this time an iPhone, it's amazing how creative our officers are in trying to get their job done," he said.