FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: Fayetteville police arrested Danny Madison, 57, of Nashville in connection with the robbery of a bank on the 3400 block of W. Wedington Drive.
According to a preliminary report, on Jan. 10, employees at the bank reported a robbery around 8:39 a.m.
The report says employees described the suspect as a white male wearing a green beanie hat, glasses, brown jacket, black shoes, and jeans. The employees told police the man threatened them with a gun and kept one hand in his pocket.
The report says the man handed a bag to the clerk and demanded the money from both teller drawers.
According to the report, once the man received the money, he left the bank and was last seen walking through the parking lot near the Walmart Neighborhood Market.
The report says patrol officers responded to the area and began canvassing and received video surveillance from the bank that showed a clear image of the man’s face and clothing.
Officers began searching local businesses and motels, according to the report. A clerk at a nearby motel believed the man stayed there the previous night. The clerk provided Madison’s name.
The report says criminal history for Madison revealed a previous history of bank robberies and physical characteristics that match the video surveillance.
According to the report, police located Madison on video surveillance at a nearby bus station.
The report says employees told police Madison had been seen in the bus station and had asked about buying a bus ticket. The clerk told police Madison left the bus station in a taxi but left a backpack behind.
According to the report, police began surveillance on the bus station and saw a taxi enter the parking lot with Madison inside. Madison entered the bus station where he was taken into custody by police.
At the time of his arrest, Madison had a large amount of cash in his pockets, according to the report.
The report says Madison was still wearing blue jeans, black shoes and glasses when he was arrested which matched the surveillance videos.
Madison was transported to the Fayetteville Police Department, according to the report.
The report says at the police department, Madison confessed to committing the robbery and told police he came to Fayetteville with the purpose to rob a bank and had robbed multiple banks in the past.
According to the report, Madison said he told the clerks he had a gun during the robbery but did not actually have a gun.
Madison is facing charges of aggravated robbery and theft of property, according to the report.
The report says a higher bond has been requested due to Madison’s history involving multiple bank robberies.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Fayetteville police responded to a reported bank robbery on the west side of town on January 10.
The call came at approximately 8:39 a.m. from a bank on the 3400 block of W. Wedington Drive. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man in these photographs.
The investigation is ongoing, and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.