The suspected “Elmer Fudd” robber was nabbed by a team of police Thursday night just after he ran from a bank to a getaway car in Vancouver, Washington.
When officers stopped in the parking lot, a man identified as Daniel L. Teeples, 39, was taken into custody and accused of seven counts of first-degree robbery, said Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp. The driver, identified as 31-year-old Anne Louise Bradley, 31, was charged with five counts of first-degree robbery, Kapp said.
Both were housed in the Clark County Jail.
The robber’s nickname came from the clothing that he habitually wore in each heist. Investigators said that they were looking for Elmer Fudd during their two-month probe. “We’ve been working on this for some time,” Kapp said.
“It’s common in robberies to give the robber a name. In this case, the name fit,” she added.
The Bank of America had reported a robbery at about 5:30 p.m.
“Through the investigation we were able to set up surveillance. We were right there,” said Kapp.
The investigation began last December, growing stronger when several Vancouver banks were robbed through January, Kapp said.
Detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Unit and officers from the Neighborhood Response Team joined forces, she said: “They were there right after the bank was robbed.”
She added that after a man robbed a teller, he ran from the bank on foot with an unidentified amount of money and entered the waiting vehicle.
Teeples will remain in jail, as he’s currently too ill to make the court date.