- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ALMA, Mich. (AP) - The quick thinking of two Alma bank tellers helped police arrest a robbery suspect and recover cash, according to authorities.

A 27-year-old Gratiot County man was arrested Monday following the Friday robbery, the Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant (https://bit.ly/1yUvkmM ) reported. The suspected robber has not yet been named.

One bank teller pushed a note with the robber’s fingerprints onto the floor, so he left the bank without it, according to Sheriff Doug Wright. Another teller took a photo of his car.

Authorities obtained a handwriting sample from the suspect that was similar to the note, Wright said. During questioning at the sheriff’s office, the man became upset and was allowed to leave.

Police interviewed the suspect’s girlfriend and she told a different story than he had, according to Wright. Police were able to obtain a search warrant with the information they had collected.

When they went to search the man’s home, he said that he would show the officers where the money was so they wouldn’t “mess up the house,” according to authorities.

Wright said it’s not clear how much money was spent of the few thousand dollars stolen.

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Information from: Morning Sun, https://www.themorningsun.com/

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