HUNTINGTON BEACH — A bank robber who held up a Bank of America branch was arrested a short time later last week.
Daniel Morrison, 40, of Huntington Beach, was taken into custody at his Ellis Avenue apartment about an hour after the Friday heist and booked for robbery.
According to police, the suspect entered the bank, located at 18691 Main Street, on April 16 around 9:15 a.m., approached the teller and presented a note demanding money. The teller complied, giving the robber an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled and was last seen fleeing on foot through the bank parking lot.
During the investigation that followed, shortly after 10 a.m., an officer engaged a person near the bank. While interviewing the individual, the officer was able to piece together information that pointed to a possible suspect who was likely in an apartment on the 7500 block of Ellis.
Police contained the apartment and contacted those inside by phone, requesting them to exit. Morrison was identified as the bank robbery suspect and taken into custody without incident. According to police records, Morrison’s bail was set at $100,000.
Police were then able to recover evidence in the apartment that further connected Morrison to the robbery.
While no weapons were seen and no injuries suffered, the investigation is ongoing.