CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Observant witnesses and an astute officer led to the quick apprehension of two accused bank robbers in Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood.
Right around noon Tuesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say two suspects entered the Fifth Third Bank in the 3100 block of North Davidson, brandished a firearm, ordered bank employees to the ground and demanded cash from the tellers.
The suspects were able to flee the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to CMPD.
Witnesses gave officers descriptions of the suspects, and a short time later, a CMPD officer spotted a vehicle matching that described as the getaway car and attempted a traffic stop, police say. The vehicle refused to stop, but crashed a short distance away; the driver jumped from the vehicle and led the officer on a brief foot pursuit, according to authorities.
The driver, now identified as Darris Marshall, 22, was taken into custody and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and several traffic violations.
Patrol officers say they noticed a female, now identified as Keia Garnett, who matched the suspect description walking nearby. She was positively identified, then charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.