CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A suspected bank robber is in custody after reportedly robbing a bank in south Charlotte Friday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.
The robbery happened at the PNC Bank at the intersection of East Boulevard and Dilworth Road West around 2:25 p.m when officers were called out to the establishment due to a reported robbery.
An initial investigation into the matter determined that a male suspect had entered the bank and approached one of the employees. The suspect told the employee that he had a bomb, displaying a device as he did this and demanding money.
Upon receiving cash from the employee, the suspect fled the scene. A CMPD helicopter was able to located the suspect nearby shortly afterwards, however, and he was apprehended at a nearby Shell gas station off of East Boulevard and Kenilworth.
After interrogating the individual at CMPD headquarters, he eventually admitted to committing the robbery and explained that the device was not actually a bomb but something that had been made to appear as one.
On Saturday, May 25, CMPD announced that Rhett Ingram, 58, had been named as the suspect. Ingram has been charged with common law robbery and remains in custody.
Anyone with further information about the incident should call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.