The suspect was arrested in the Pineville area of Rapides Parish after an arrest warrant was issued.
Police have not identified the man as of yet because he hasn’t been booked into jail.
The man will be taken to the Rapides Parish Jail and later today will be sent back to Avoyelles Parish. Once in Avoyelles Parish he will face several charges and will have a $1 million bond.
Police have also said a large amount of the cash stolen has been recovered.
Police received a call of a bank robbery at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, from an employee at the bank. In moments Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office, State Police Troop E, U.S.
Marshal Service and FBI were at the scene.
No one was hurt in the incident. The bank is on the corner of Highway 107 and Hayes Cemetery Road.
According to Steve Martel of APSO, the robber, allegedly, entered the bank and waited as a customer left the bank. He then pointed a revolver at the two tellers and demanded money. After getting money, he, ties up the employees and puts them in the back of the bank. The employees were able to get out of the ties and call police.
He left the bank in a late model white Chevrolet extended cab pickup, with black trim on the fenders, and the license plate in the front of the vehicle was a Southern Chevrolet dealer advertising plate. The bandit headed north on La. Highway 107 after the robbery.
Police starting interviewing the two employees and almost an hour after the robbery they were allowed out of the bank. The employees met with family members and other employees in the parking lot. They were seen crying and hugging in their safe reunion.
During the interviews, an Effie businessman arrived on the scene with a video tape from his business. Brent McNeal tape was taken from the his store’s surveillance camera and shows the bank in the back ground. It is not known what the tape showed officers.
A $5,000 reward had been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect.