A homeless man has been arrested in the robbery of a Little Rock bank Thursday afternoon, police said.
Authorities on Friday identified the man as 56-year-old Owen Hogan.
Records show he was booked at 8:45 p.m. Thursday into the Pulaski County jail on charges of aggravated robbery and theft of property. He remained in jail Friday afternoon in lieu of $150,000 bond.
Hogan is accused of robbing a Centennial Bank branch at 718 Broadway at 3:30 p.m Thursday, according to a report from the city's Police Department.
At the scene, police spokesman officer Steve Moore said an older white man entered the bank and slipped a note to a 36-year-old teller indicating it was a robbery. The note implied the man might be carrying a weapon, although none was seen, he said.
The robber left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled west on Eighth Street. Officers caught him minutes later near the intersection of Eighth and Gaines streets, the report states.Gallery: Centennial Bank robbed in Little Rock
Police said they think the robbery could be linked to another heist that occurred Sept. 5 at Bank OZK at 325 W. Capitol Ave. Authorities said that during that holdup, an older white man presented a teller with a note that demanded money and threatened to harm the employee, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette previously reported.
One of the tellers at Centennial Bank told officers he recognized Thursday’s robber from photos posted after Bank OZK was held up last week.
Police spokesman Lt. Michael Ford said Friday that Hogan has not yet been charged in the Bank OZK robbery.