Police: Surveillance video aids police in bank robber's arrest

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MADISON, Wis. - Police used surveillance video to identify a man suspected of robbing a bank near the UW campus late Tuesday afternoon.

Madison police said Thursday that 56-year-old Rod. E. Hunt was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and second-degree reckless endangerment.

According to the report, a man approached a patron at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Associated Bank in the 600 block of University Avenue. The man showed a gun and escorted the patron to a teller.

Police said the robber pointed the gun at the teller and handed over a bag to fill with money.

The teller put money in the bag, and the armed robber took off on foot on University Avenue, according to police.

Surveillance video from a couple of downtown sources aided investigators in identifying the suspect, according to the report. Hunt was found Wednesday afternoon in the 1000 block of Williamson Street and arrested without incident, police said.