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Bank robbery suspect arrested 90 minutes later

A robbery suspect was arrested less than 90 minutes after police say he stole money from a bank at gunpoint today.

Police reviewing surveillance footage from Washington Trust bank at 301 N. Argonne Road recognized Jesse R. Adams, 43, from a domestic incident investigation on April 14, according to a news release.

Adams was arrested after Officers Chan Erdman and Brett Hubbell spotted him walking through the parking lot at his apartment complex, 10101 E. Main.

Police say Adams had a handgun when he walked into the bank at 4:30 p.m., handed a teller a bag, then left with cash.

Adams was booked into jail on a first-degree robbery charge. Investigators recovered all the stolen money, the suspect’s clothing and the weapon used in the robbery, according to a news release.

Police say the robbery is not related to a bank robbery at Chase Bank, 2215 W. Northwest Blvd., today at 6 p.m.

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