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Authorities: Arrest Made In Flagstaff Bank Robbery

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The Flagstaff Police Department says it has made an arrest in a bank robbery that happened at the Wells Fargo Bank on Milton Road last week.

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 shortly after 12:30 p.m., Flagstaff Police were called to the 1200 Block of S. Milton Road for a Bank Robbery report that had just occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank.

According to a written news statement from the Flagstaff PD, officers arrived and met with bank staff, who reported a male suspect approached a teller and produced a note. The note advised of a robbery and requested cash be placed in an envelope. The male suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and he fled out of the bank.

Staff at the bank provided officers with a description of the suspect and direction he fled after leaving the bank. Responding officers searched the area and quickly located a subject matching the description provided by bank staff, walking away from the bank.  A witness was brought to the suspect and verified the individual was the man they saw produce the note and leave the bank with the envelope.

The suspect was identified as Robert Donald Rickman, 66. He was arrested for robbery and during a search of his person; evidence of the robbery was allegedly located on his person.

Officers did not locate any weapons in his possession. Rickman has been booked into the Coconino County  jail for one count of Robbery.