Tuesday, August 21 2012, 10:56 AM CDT
Police say fingerprints link suspect to bank robbery
NEDERLAND - by Scott Lawrence - KFDM has uncovered new information about the robbery of a Nederland bank and the evidence that led to the suspect's arrest.
On Friday, August 17, Law enforcement officers took 32-year-old Christopher Levi Woodcock into custody on charges of robbery.
Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested Woodcock when he returned to his home in Central Gardens.
Police are linking the suspect to the August 13 robbery of Community Bank on Highway 365 in Nederland. A man walked into the bank at about three in the afternoon that day. He didn't display a weapon, but according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by KFDM News, he handed a note to one of the tellers. The note contained the words "put all of the money here and you won't get hurt."
The teller removed $940 and placed it on the counter. The man grabbed the money and ran out of the bank. Witnesses say he drove away in a newer model white car with a sunroof, possibly a Nissan Maxima,
Investigators from the Nederland Police Department say that note, given to the teller by the man caught on surveillance video, links Woodcock to the crime.
According the affidavit obtained by KFDM News, callers began contacting police after the story was broadcast on the news. One caller identified Woodcock as the suspect and said he drove a white Maxima.
Investigators say Woodcock has a criminal record, and when they compared his fingerprints to those on the note, they were a positive match.
The teller positively identified Woodcock from a photo lineup.
He's behind bars on a $250,000 bond.