Henderson police make arrest in Friday bank robbery
Johnnie Mack was arrested by Henderson police Friday and charged with robbing the Bank of America on South Garnett Street.
According to police, a black male suspect gave a note to the teller demanding money at 4:22 p.m. Money was given, the suspect left the bank and a description was given to police.
Detectives with the Special Investigations Unit responded to the intersection of Gary and Green streets about 5 p.m. They took what they described as a “person of interest,” who later was identified as Mack, with them for questioning from the address of 316-A Gary St.
The residence is about eight blocks from the bank.
Police did not release the amount of money taken.
Henderson’s interim chief of police, Capt. Marcus Barrow, was at the Gary Street location and said Mack came with police willingly for questioning.
Police pounded on the door of 316-A Gary St., made contact with Mack, then Mack walked with them to be driven from the scene. An investigator obtained an object from a curbside trash can, bagged it and took it away.
Numerous investigators worked the scene around the property of 316 Gary St., putting up crime scene tape after about 30 minutes of viewing the area.
At the bank, some employees remained inside the bank with several Henderson police investigators. One employee confirmed that a robbery had occurred, but that there would be no further comment.
That employee then locked a door leading into the bank. The door had a sign on it that read, “please visit our North Henderson location,” referring to the Bank of America branch on North Garnett Street.
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