Arrest made in Credit Union Robbery
Suspect Apprehended 10 Minutes Later
The Bloomington Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred this afternoon (Tuesday, September 4, 2012) at Bloomington Municipal Credit Union, 602 S. Gridley Street.
The robbery happened at 12:21pm. The suspect was described as a W/M skinny build, in his 30's, pony tail thru the back of his beige ball cap, white shoes and carrying a black backpack.
The suspect passed a note to the teller implying that he had a bomb in the backpack, but none was displayed. The suspect fled the bank and was said to be riding a bike.
There were no injuries during the incident. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
At 12:31pm, two BPD Detectives noticed a subject southbound on Main Street that matched the physical description of the suspect. Detectives stopped this individual and after a brief discussion they were advised by this suspect that he was the man they were looking for.
This suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to BPD for additional questioning. The money taken from the Credit Union was located on the suspect at the time of his arrest. The suspect directed detectives to the backpack located nearby with no bomb inside.
Taken into custody was James D. Tourle, 39 of Bloomington. There were no other suspects involved in this incident. The arrest of Tourle concludes this investigation.