Jan 10, 2015 1:10 AM by Vanessa Vasconcelos
Butte County authorities believe they have arrested a man who robbed the Tri-Counties Bank in Durham Friday afternoon. 56 year old Jeffrey Nelson is booked in the Butte County Jail for armed robbery.
California Highway Patrol officers and Butte County sheriff's deputies responded to reports of an armed robbery at the Tri-Counties Bank, 9411 Midway, around 3:30 p.m.
Witnesses told Action News Now the suspect entered the bank wearing a ski mask, dark clothing, blue latex gloves and appeared to be armed with a handgun. The suspect exited the building through the back and was apprehended by authorities just a few minutes later. Authorities say they have recovered a weapon and bag of cash.
The same bank was robbed less than two months ago by a suspect the FBI has linked to several other North State robberies. At this time it is unclear if the robberies are connected.