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Officers cuff suspect less than 24 hours after Richmond bank robbery

Posted at 4:32 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 16:33:55-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Authorities credited the public with helping officers cuff a suspect less than 24 hours after a Richmond bank was robbed.

"We received a number of tips from the community and used those to identify the suspect," Richmond Police officials said Wednesday. "The information was broadcast to RPD officers."

Richmond Police said 26-year-old Marcus D. Griffis robbed the Suntrust Bank on Forest Hill Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Griffis passed a note to a teller around  4:15 p.m. and left with an undisclosed amount of money, according to police.

Marcus D. Griffis

Marcus D. Griffis

Officials said Second Precinct officers spotted Griffis near Broad Rock Road and arrested around 9 a.m.

Griffis was charged with robbery.