NICHOLASVILLE - Nicholasville Police Department credited the awareness of residents of the Shannon Parkway neighborhood for the quick arrest of a bank robbery suspect Wednesday afternoon.
About noon, Joseph D. Morris, of 4245 Hustonville Road, Junction City, allegedly walked into the Kentucky Bank branch on Shannon Parkway, indicated to the female teller that he had a weapon and demanded money.
"He implied that he had a weapon, and he kept reaching into his pocket," Maj. John Branscum said. "The bank employees said the man appeared to be nervous, and it scared them pretty good because they were wondering about the way he was acting; they didn't know if he was under the influence of something."
It took officers about five minutes to make an arrest, thanks to tips from residents who had called earlier concerning a suspicious vehicle in the area.