Police tip leads to bank robbery arrest

Police tip leads to bank robbery arrest

James Mitchell McConnell

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 5:15 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police used a Crime Stoppers tip to find a man who is accused of robbing a bank close to a year ago.

Police charged James Mitchell McConnell with armed robbery in connection with a April 2012 robbery at the BB&T off of South Tryon Street.

In the robbery, police said, a suspect approached a bank employee, advised that he was armed, and demanded money.  Once the suspect received money he then fled the scene on foot. 

Police were able to use tips from Crime Stoppers to identify Mitchell as the suspect who robbed the bank on April 11, 2012.

McConell, who was serving time at the Gaston County Detention Center,  admitted to robbing the BB&T during an interview with detectives, police said.

Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. 

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