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Yuma police respond to bank robbery
A bank robbery suspect didn't make it very far Tuesday afternoon, before being caught by Yuma police.
In fact, he never made it out of the Bank of America parking lot, located at 1315 S. 4th Ave., and was taken into custody within four minutes.
"We were on scene rapidly," said Sgt. Clint Norred, spokesman for the Yuma Police Department. "We took the suspect into custody without incident on the north side of the building."
The suspect has been identified as Donald W. Armijo, 50, of Pomona, Calif,. He has been booked into the Yuma County jail on one count of robbery.
Norred said the initial investigation revealed that Armijo entered the bank and handed a bank teller a note demanding money.
Armijo then ran from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, which Norred said was recovered at the time of Armijo's arrest.
Norred said Yuma police received both a 9-1-1 call from someone inside the bank and a robbery alarm call.
The call and alarm were received at approximately 2:38 p.m. Norred said, and Armijo was in under arrest by 2:42 p.m.
There were several customers and employees inside the bank at the time of the robbery, but no one was injured.
The Yuma Police Department encourages anybody with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 783-4421 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous.
James Gilbert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 539-6854.