Bloomington Police arrest Indianapolis man for Old National Bank robbery
An Indianapolis man was arrested in connection with a bank robbery Monday in Bloomington.
Eric D. Shorts, 47, was arrested Tuesday. He faces charges of robbery and theft in the Old National Bank robbery inside the Marsh Supermarket at Kinser Pike and the State Road 45/46 bypass.
Bloomington Police credit WTHR and other news outlets whose coverage led to tips that helped them catch the suspect.
Police say that the suspect approached the teller and demanded money. He implied he had a weapon, but no weapon was displayed and no one was injured in the robbery. Money from the robbery was recovered from the parking lot and there was evidence that a dye pack had exploded.
Police got tips on the suspect's identity after surveillance images were released to the media and the suspect was believed to be in Indianapolis.
Bloomington Police detectives had assistance from the FBI and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).
Police located Shorts and arrested him on outstanding traffic warrants out of Marion County. When they searched his vehicle, they found cash with stains from a dye pack, along with clothing worn during the Bloomington robbery. The car seats also had dye pack stains. Police got a warrant to search Shorts' home and found more cash with dye pack stains.
Shorts was arrested for the robbery and theft charges related to the Bloomington bank robbery. He refused to speak with investigators. Shorts is being held in Marion County for the outstanding warrants there until he can be transported to Monroe County to answer to the local charges.