Idaho police arrest bank robbery suspect

Karl E. Erickson

Karl E. Erickson

Well, that didn’t take long. Only days after an unidentified male robbed Horizon Credit Union in Ponderay, Idaho State Police arrested Karl E. Erickson, 32, of Palmer, Alaska, in connection to the crime.

According to an ISP press release, the arrest took place 6:26 p.m. Friday after officers stopped Erickson’s 2005 Ford F15 truck traveling westbound near Post Falls. The Coeur d’Alene Police Department and Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest. A citizen tip is in part to thank for the arrest, the press release said.

The bank robbery took place Tuesday, at which point, local police released a description for a suspect between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a stocky build and dirty blonde hair. Authorities also confirmed the suspect’s vehicle as a newer Ford four-door pickup, white or cream in color and bearing out-of-state plates. Law enforcement released security camera images taken during the robbery, which may well have contributed to the arrest. [CR]

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