Police make arrest in bank robbery at downtown BB&T Bank

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green police were called to a robbery at BB&T Bank at 443 Park Row at around 11 a.m. Monday.

The robber walked into the bank and told a teller he had a gun and a detonator on him. He demanded money, the teller complied and he left with an undisclosed amount of money, Bowling Green Police Department spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward said.

The robber is described a black man, wearing a camouflage jacket, tan cargo pants and a dark knit cap who also has a scruffy beard, Ward said. The man left the bank on foot and police are not sure of his direction of travel.

Within hours, police took Steven Spruill, 40, into custody. He is charged with first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and giving an officer a false name, according to Warren County Regional Jail online records.

Officers at the scene recognized Spruill and began immediately searching for him. A few blocks from the bank, police found some of the clothing described by witnesses, according to the Bowling Green Police Department’s Facebook page.

Spruill made a self-incriminating statement to police, according to the post.