Simpsonville police arrest Easley man after bank robbery

SIMPSONVILLE — A bank robbery in Simpsonville last Thursday has led to the arrest of an Easley man, according to authorities.
Simpsonville police say the Main Street Branch of the SunTrust Bank was robbed on Thursday at 11:22 a.m. when a man entered and passed a note to a teller demanding money.
Warrants say witnesses saw the man leave the bank and walk to a red truck about two blocks away and drive away.
Officers say they spotted a truck that matched the description about 15 minutes later and stopped the vehicle, arresting Curtis William Arms, 25, of 108 South Rhome Court in Easley, on charges not connected to the bank robbery.
In an investigation by both the Simpsonville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the arrest led to warrants being obtained for Arms charging him with bank robbery.
Officers say they did not find the stolen money in the vehicle, but after questioning Arms, police found the $5,000 reported stolen from SunTrust.
As of press time, police say that Arms is being held in the Greenville County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.