An alert bank employee and quick police response led to the arrest of a suspect moments after the robbery of a U.S. Bank branch in south Nashville.
Police said Christopher Jones, 34, of Brentwood, followed a plan many bank robbery suspects have used in the past. He walked into the 4045 Nolensville Pike branch at 11:15 a.m., presented a robbery demand note and walked out with an undisclosed sum of cash.
But he likely did not anticipate a bank employee foiling his getaway.
Another employee followed Jones as he fled on foot to a nearby Walmart, police said. The employee called police, officers surrounded the store and Jones was arrested.
Police said the suspect was in the store attempting to change into clothes he had taken off the rack.
Jones will be charged federally with one count of bank robbery.